The academic success of Utah’s students is strongly linked to their health. The goal of Health Education is to support parents and families in developing healthy, responsible students who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work together in an inclusive manner to think critically and participate in a variety of activities that lead to lifelong healthy behaviors. The inclusion of health in a student’s education positively contributes to their ability to learn, focus, and achieve health and wellness throughout their lives. The Utah Core Standards for Health Education focus on overall health which includes physical, mental, emotional, and social health in each of the six strands.
The Health Triangle is a tool to show how the three elements of health are interconnected and need to be balanced to achieve overall health and wellness. The Health Education Core Standards are designed to incorporate each area of the triangle within each strand.
The following collections contain Health Education lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library that have been vetted by the Utah State Board of Education. They have been organized by grade level to assist you in quickly finding the best resources for your classroom.
The following collections contain Health Education resources created and curated by community organizations and content providers.
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