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Comprehensive School Health Education
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A planned, sequential PK-12 school health education program addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health and enables children and youth to establish and practice health-enhancing behaviors over a lifetime and become healthy and productive citizens. An effective health education curriculum is designed to motivate children and youth to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, reduce health-related risk behaviors and develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices. School health education is one component of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach and must be delivered by appropriately certified teachers.

Documents/Forms

Curriculum Development Resources

A planned, sequential PK-12 comprehensive school health education curriculum is designed to motivate children and youth to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, reduce health-related risk behaviors, and develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices. The curriculum development resources and tools support educators and school districts.

Related Resources

Legislation

  • 2008-09 Circular Letter C-12: Statutory Requirements in Health and Safety; Alcohol, Nicotine, Tobacco and Drugs; and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (May 20, 2009)

Contact

John Frassinelli
john.frassinelli@ct.gov
860-807-6900
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103-1841




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