State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.
Florida Physical Education Standard
Standard 1: Demonstrate competency in many, and proficiency in a few, movement forms from a variety of categories. Standard 2: Identify, analyze and evaluate movement concepts, mechanical principles, safety considerations and strategies/tactics regarding movement performance in a variety of physical activities. Standard 3: Participate regularly in physical activity. Standard 4: Develop and implement a personal fitness program to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness. Standard 5: Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical-activity settings. Standard 6: Value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Florida Statutes 1003.01 Definitions.
(16) “Physical education” means the development or maintenance of skills related to strength, agility, flexibility, movement, and stamina, including dance; the development of knowledge and skills regarding teamwork and fair play; the development of knowledge and skills regarding nutrition and physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle; and the development of positive attitudes regarding sound nutrition and physical activity as a component of personal well-being.
Florida Statutes 1003.455 Physical education; assessment.
(1) It is the responsibility of each district school board to develop a physical education program that stresses physical fitness and encourages healthful, active lifestyles and to encourage all students in prekindergarten through grade 12 to participate in physical education. Physical education shall consist of physical activities of at least a moderate intensity level and for a duration sufficient to provide a significant health benefit to students, subject to the differing capabilities of students. All physical education programs and curricula must be reviewed by a certified physical education instructor. (2) Each district school board shall adopt a written physical education policy that details the school district’s physical education program, the expected program outcomes, the benefits of physical education, and the availability of one-on-one counseling concerning the benefits of physical education.