Maryland - Wellness/WSCC Council (state level): Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the state-level.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-409 Physical Education program
(f) Advisory Council on Health and Physical Education. --

  • (1) The Department shall establish an Advisory Council on Health and Physical Education.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-409 Physical Education program
(7) The Advisory Council shall:

  • (i) Develop and coordinate programs in collaboration with public schools to educate students regarding the importance of:
      1. Physical activity and physical movement;
      1. The relationship of physical activity to a healthy lifestyle and improved fitness;
      1. The relationship between healthy eating, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight; and
      1. The value of physical activity and its relationship to improved academic achievement and stress reduction;
  • (ii) Identify promising health and physical education practices in the State;
  • (iii) Build a network of health and physical education professionals to share information and strengthen partnerships;
  • (iv) Support successful health and physical education programs in the State and encourage the expansion of those programs; and
  • (v) Consult with organizations represented on the Advisory Council as appropriate.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-409 Physical Education program
(7) The Advisory Council shall:

  • (i) Develop and coordinate programs in collaboration with public schools to educate students regarding the importance of:
      1. Physical activity and physical movement;
      1. The relationship of physical activity to a healthy lifestyle and improved fitness;
      1. The relationship between healthy eating, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight; and
      1. The value of physical activity and its relationship to improved academic achievement and stress reduction;
  • (ii) Identify promising health and physical education practices in the State;
  • (iii) Build a network of health and physical education professionals to share information and strengthen partnerships;
  • (iv) Support successful health and physical education programs in the State and encourage the expansion of those programs; and
  • (v) Consult with organizations represented on the Advisory Council as appropriate.
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