West Virginia - Teaching skills for healthy lifestyles: Standards
Code of State Rules 126-44E-5. Severability
Health Education - Policy 2520.5
Health literacy for all students is the fundamental goal of a comprehensive school health education curriculum. The health literate student is a critical thinker and problem solver, a self-directed learner, an effective communicator, and a responsible, productive citizen. Students must have the capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such information and services in ways that enhance a healthy lifestyle. A comprehensive school health education curriculum from grades five to twelve is essential to enable students to acquire and apply health promoting knowledge, skills and behaviors.