Oregon - Teaching skills for healthy lifestyles: Standards

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

Oregon Health Education Standards and Performance Indicators

Health Education Standards help define the knowledge and skills students will need throughout their K-12 experience. Standards also provide consistency in what is taught to students across our state to ensure equity in education.

Quality health education is characterized by standards-based instruction and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy lives.

Health-literate people are able to obtain and apply knowledge and skills to enhance their own health and the health of others — both now and in the future as their needs change throughout their lives.

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