From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Healthy Schools website:

Today’s state-of-the-art health education curricula reflect the growing body of research that emphasizes

  • Teaching functional health information (essential knowledge)
  • Shaping personal values and beliefs that support healthy behaviors
  • Shaping group norms that value a healthy lifestyle
  • Developing the essential health skills necessary to adopt, practice, and maintain health-enhancing behaviors.

Get the full details at Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum