State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.
New Jersey Student Learning Standard for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
All students participate in a comprehensive, sequential, health and physical education program that emphasizes the natural interdisciplinary connection between wellness and health and physical education. The Standard provide a blueprint for curriculum development, instruction, and assessment that reflects the latest research-based platform for effective health and physical education programs. The primary focus of the Standard is on the development of knowledge and skills that influence healthy behaviors within the context of self, family, school, and the local and global community.