West Virginia - Teaching skills for healthy lifestyles: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

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

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.

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