ERIC Number: ED447102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for Healthful Living Education.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The Healthful Living Education program promotes behaviors that contribute to a healthful lifestyle and improved quality of life for all students. The Framework for Healthy Living Education supports and reinforces the goals and objectives of its three major components: health education, physical education, and alcohol and other drugs. When the concepts of these areas are integrated, the health and well-being of students can be significantly enhanced. This paper describes characteristics of effective programs (e.g., based on skill development, involves students actively in learning, and culturally sensitive); discusses the most important health behaviors to target (e.g., insufficient exercise, attempted suicide, and involvement in violence); presents Healthy Living Education curriculum topics (e.g., stress management, substance abuse, and personal fitness); and notes healthful living education skills (e.g., self-esteem building, behavior self-management, and communication). After discussing benefits of the Healthful Living Education program, the paper presents the curriculum for grades K-12. Each section offers a list of objectives related to preparatory, stress management, protecting self/others, relationships, nutrition/weight management, substance abuse, personal fitness skills, recreational dance skills, game and sport skills, and developmental gymnastic skills. (SM)
Descriptors: Athletics, Comprehensive School Health Education, Dance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Games, Gymnastics, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Interpersonal Relationship, Life Style, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Fitness, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Well Being
EIC/NCDPI, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2625.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.