New Hampshire - Teaching skills for healthy lifestyles: Standards

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regulation; standard

State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.

New Hampshire Administrative Rule Ed 306.40 Health Education Program

(b) The local school board shall require that each school health education program provides:

  • (1) Systematic instruction in grades K-12, designed to enable students to:

    • a. Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention, linking to all content areas;

    • b. Demonstrate functional knowledge of the most important and enduring ideas, issues, and concepts related to achieving good health;

    • c. Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services;

    • d. Demonstrate the ability to practice health enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks;

New Hampshire Health Education Curriculum Guidelines

The New Hampshire Health Education Guidelines are based on the National Health Education Standards (NHES). The first NHES standard addresses health education content (what students need to know) while standards 2–7 address the skills needed to support healthy and safe actions. Skill-based instruction in health education provides students with the opportunity to practice skills through a variety of health education options.
New Hampshire Department of Education

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