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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Health/Nutrition Education


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State Status/Date Level Summary
INSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training and Student Athletes
H.B. 1290
Requires the department of education to disseminate guidelines, information sheets, and forms to school corporations (districts), charter schools, public schools, and accredited nonpublic schools to inform and educate coaches, student athletes, and parents and...

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MSTo governor 03/2014P-12CPR/AED PE Requirement
H.B. 432
Requires that the one-half Carnegie unit requirement in physical education include an instructional component on the proper administration of CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Requires the State Department of Education to monitor complian...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12CPR Instruction
S.B. 145
Requires the Secretary of Education to annually identify CPR as a recommended skill that all schools should include within school health curriculum and inform school districts of resources and training available to assist schools in providing instruction in CP...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Health Education and Teen Dating Violence Policies
H.B. 3379
Provides that basic first aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease, diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and suicide, and teen dating violence may be included in grades 7-1...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12CPR training
S.B. 1337
Allows school districts and charter schools to provide public school students in grades 7 through 12 with one or more CPR training sessions through the use of psychomotor skills in an age-appropriate manner. Excuses a student from CPR instruction at the reques...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
H.B. 897
Requires instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in grades 7-12. Directs state board to remove use of an automated external defibrillator from the essential knowledge and skills of the health curriculum. Permits instruction to be provided by emergency med...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Oral Health Education in Coordinated Health Program
H.B. 2483
Includes oral health education as part of the coordinated health program for public elementary, middle, and junior high school students. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/HB02483F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Oral Health Care Education
S.R. 106
Requests the department of education and the board of elementary and secondary education to expand and enhance oral health education in public schools through a greater emphasis on, and more comprehensive curricular requirements for, oral health care education...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12CPR Training
A.B. 414
Requires instruction in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator to be included, to the extent money is available for this purpose, within the course of study for health for pupils enrolled in...

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GASigned into law 05/2013P-12CPR Training
S.B. 212
Requires schools to provide training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator for students in grades seven through 12
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/137067.pdf...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12CPR Requirement for High School Graduation
H.B. 1556
Amends existing law to include instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation which must be included in at least one health class necessary for graduation.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1556-S.PL.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12CPR Training
H.B. 2224
Requires students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a condition of high school graduation, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HB2224.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Organ and Tissue Donation in Health and Science Curriculum Frameworks
A.B. 1967
From bill summary: Requires the Instructional Quality Commission and the state board to ensure that the health and science curriculum frameworks adopted in the course of the next submission cycle include the subject of organ procurement and tissue donation, as...

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DESigned into law 07/2012P-12Teen Dating Violence
S.B. 206
Requires school districts and charter schools to establish a policy on responding to Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault, including guidelines on mandatory reporting and confidentiality, a protocol for responding to incidents of Teen Dating Violence and Se...

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VTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Cardiovascular Care Instruction
S.B. 245
Requires that all public secondary schools and approved and recognized independent secondary schools provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Requires the state commissioner of education to electr...

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TNSigned into law 03/2012P-12Curricular Changes for CPR Training
S.B. 1680
Revises statute on CPR education, requiring schools to use hands-on practice and skills testing to support cognitive learning and training. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB1680.pdf...

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TXAdopted 11/2011P-12Nutrition Outreach and Education
4 TAC 26.40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 51, 52, 53, 55
Renames nutrition outreach and education programs and clarifies eligibility requirements for both programs. One program is now "Expanding the 3E's Grant Program" (former "Established Nutrition Education Practices for Public Schools Grant Program"); the other i...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Internet Safety Instruction
H.B. 251
Adds Internet safety to the list of health education topics which public schools are required to cover. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0251er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0251&Session=2011 ...

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NJSigned into law 05/2011P-12Dating Violence Policy
A 2920
Directs the Department of Education to develop a school district dating violence policy and requires school districts to provide dating violence education in the health curriculum. Requires the DOE to recommend educational resources on dating violence and shal...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Health Education
S.B. 1204
Appropriations--Health Education - Appropriates $10,710,400 for Health Education Programs for fiscal year 2012; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 20.5; and provides for reappropriation of dedicated funds
http://legislature.idaho.gov/legis...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12Health and Wellness
LB 18-564 - Health and Wellness
Requires public schools and charter schools to provide health education to students in grades K-8. Requires schools to collaborate with parents, students, food service providers, and community organizations to adopt local wellness policies and update them at l...

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OHSigned into law 06/2010P-12Student Health
S.B. 210, Part I
Establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council. Directs the council to:
(1) Monitor progress in improving student health and wellness
(2) Make periodic policy recommendations to the state board of education on ways to improve the nutritional sta...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Dating Violence Instruction
H.B. 46
Requires that each school year the governing authority of each public school shall 10 provide to students in grades seven through twelve enrolled in Health Education age
11 and grade appropriate classroom instruction relative to dating violence.
http://www.leg...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Instruction
H.B. 467
Provides that comprehensive health education taught in public schools shall include component on teen dating violence and abuse for students in grades 7-12; requires district school boards to adopt and implement dating violence and abuse policy; requires the s...

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NCSigned into law 06/2010P-12Healthful Living Honors-Level Courses
H.B. 901
Directs the state board of education to develop or identify academically rigorous honors level courses in healthful living education that can be offered at the high school level. Requires these honors-level courses to be more rigorous than standard-level cours...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Curriculum
S.B. 1308
AN ACT amending Title 15, chapter 3, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15-342.02; amending title 15, chapter 7, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15-712.01; Permits school district governing boards to prescribe and enf...

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AKSigned into law 05/2010P-12Farm-to-School Program
H.B. 70
Establishes the farm-to-school program in the Department of Natural Resources; relates to school gardens, greenhouses and farms. Program will both increase the amount of farm-fresh produce from the state into the state schools and promote agricultural educatio...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009P-12Dating Violence Prevention
H.B. 19 - Dating Violence Prevention
Enacts the Tina Croucher Act to require school districts to adopt a dating violence prevention policy as part of its policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to include age-appropriate dating violence prevention education in the health edu...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Teen Dating Violence
H.B. 973
Allows the Comprehensive Health Education Program in grades 8-12 to include instruction on teen dating violence. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB0973lv.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Cancer Prevention
S.B. 1665
Requires that the Comprehensive Health Education Program include information about cancer, including types of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and detection, and information on where to go for help. Requires an inter...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Early Childhood Health Literacy
H.B. 3041
Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a pilot project for the purpose of assisting federal Head Start program providers located in the State with adopting and implementing health literacy programs that empower consumers of health care to better c...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Interagency Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force
S.B. 1027
Establishes an interagency farm-to-school coordination task force to promote a healthy diet for schoolchildren and the business of small to mid-sized local farms and ranches. Directs the task force to develop and implement a plan to facilitate the availability...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Nutrition Education
S.B. 282
Authorizes the department of agriculture to develop an outreach program to promote better health and nutrition programs and prevent obesity among children in the state. Directs the department of agriculture to develop a program to award grants to public school...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Standards-Based PE and Health Curriculum
S.B. 2621
Requires that the physical education and health curriculums in schools be based on standards set by the Health Education Framework and the Physical Education Framework.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law08/law08463.htm...

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OKSigned into law 06/2008P-12School Health Coordinators Pilot Program
H.B. 3395
Directs the State Department of Education to contract with a statewide school health program to establish a School Health Coordinators Pilot Program in which a maximum of six school health educators would assist school districts and Health and Fit School Advis...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Local Farms-Healthy Kids Act
S.B. 6483
The bill creates the farm-to-school program within the department of agriculture to facilitate increased procurement of Washington grown food by schools. The department of agriculture, along with the department of health, the office of the superintendent of pu...

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LASigned into law 06/2007P-12Health and Physical Education Coordinator
S.B. 362
Directs the state department of education to hire a health and physical education coordinator not later than the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year to develop, implement, monitor compliance with, and provide technical assistance as needed on health and phy...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Human Growth and Development Curriculum
H.F. 611
Defines "age-appropriate" and "research-based." Directs the department of education to develop age-appropriate and research-based materials for districts about the dangers of sexual exploitation by means of the Internet, including specific strategies to help s...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Parental Notification/Consent Clinical Health Care Class
H.B. 371
Requires specific parental notification and consent before public education students who are minors may participate in the clinical experience segment of health care occupation programs at a high school or other institution to which the student has been referr...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act
S.B. 2455
Deletes provision that requires all sex education courses to advise pupils of the provisions of the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act (325 ILCS 2/) and provide information about responsible parenting and the availability of confidential adoption services...

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NJAdopted 06/2005P-12Model School Nutrition Policy
Nutrition Rule, Department of Agriculture
State Board of Agriculture has approved Agriculture Department's amended Nutrition Rule. Will be phased in. By September 1, 2006, districts are required to adopt a school nutrition policy. By September 1, 2007, districts must match their policies to the Model ...

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SCSigned into law 06/2005P-12Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards
H.B. 3499
Adds Chapter 10, entitled Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards. Applies to elementary schools. Sets the amount of physical education instruction that each student in kindergarten through fifth grade must receive each week on a ...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Instruction on Skin Cancer Prevention
S.B. 1297
Requires all public schools to incorporate instruction on skin cancer prevention into the existing curriculum in the common school grades if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides a comprehensive program on skin cancer prevention free of charge to s...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Food and Beverages
S.B. 154
Requires the state board to develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to public school students during the school day. Requires the state board of education to consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other priva...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12Comprehensive Sexual Health and AIDS Prevention
A.B. 1925
Requires, if instruction in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention will be taught by outside consultants, or if that instruction is to be given in an assembly by guest speakers, a school district to notify the parent or guardian of a pup...

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MITo governor 06/2004P-12Sex Education Instruction
S.B. 943
Revises requirements for instruction in sex education; requires teaching abstinence relative to HIV/AIDS issues; requires emphasis on marriage when teaching about sexual intercourse; requires teaching that adoption is a positive option for teen mothers; requir...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Education: Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention
S.B. 71
Establishes the Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act. Authorizes school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education in any kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, to ensure that all pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, ...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Health Education
A.B. 195
Specifies pupils may receive instruction relating to the components of preventative health. The instruction on nutrition may include related topics such as obesity and diabetes. Specifies the health care professionals should represent the varied fields of heal...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Nutrition
S.C.R. 49
Requests the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study issues related to nutrition among state public school children....

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Oral Health Instruction into Public School
S.B. 811
Implements oral health instruction into public school curricula. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB811.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Child Health Advisory Committee
H.B. 1583
Creates a Child Health Advisory Committee; coordinates statewide efforts to combat childhood obesity; provides for standards and policy recommendations of foods sold individually in school cafeterias but outside the regulated National School Lunch Program and ...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Nutrition Education Curriculum
A.B. 1634
Requires the Department of Education to incorporate nutrition education curriculum content into the health curriculum framework at its next revision. Requires the department to make competitive grants available to school districts and county offices of educati...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Enrichment Programs, Nutrition Education
A.B. 2024
Relates to existing law which provides incentives for schools and communities to partner together to establish after school enrichment programs. Authorizes nutrition education to be provided as part of the educational enrichment component....

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TNSigned into law 06/2002P-12Food Offerings
H.J.R. 646
Relates to urging primary and secondary schools to offer students more calcium rich foods and beverages in their lunch and snack bar programs....

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12Information on school meals
S.B. 19
Authorizes every public school to post a summary of nutrition and physical activity laws and regulations and the school district policies. Requires the Department of Education to develop the summary. Requires the sale of all foods on school grounds of certain ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2001P-12CPR Instruction
H.B. 821
Relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction of public school students....

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GASigned into law 04/2001P-12Recess In Schools
S.R. 252
Act No. 33., Relates to obesity in children; creates the Joint Study Committee on Physical Activity (recess) in Schools....

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12School Food Service Programs
S.B. 1514
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene an advisory task force to explore ways to inform parents about the healthfulness and basic nutritional value of all food served in public schools, including genetically engineered foods. Requires the...

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TNSigned into law 02/2000P-12Coordinated Health Program
H.B. 674
Provides for coordinated school health program; requires program to include, but not be limited to, school nurses, health education, school nutrition services, a health school environment, and school counseling, psychological and social services....

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