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This site will provide you with information on curriculum, rules, and news. We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality Health Education programs for students. Join our mailing list and receive updates. 

The Health & Physical Education Unit in the Division of Curriculum, provides direction and leadership to Health Education programs, Kindergarten-Grade 12. Unit staff assist districts statewide with implementation of the TEKS and assist the Textbook division in overseeing the textbook adoption process for K-12 Health Education instructional materials. 

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education 19 TAC Chapter 115  


Correspondence Regarding Middle and Junior High School Health Education Instruction and Coordinated School Health Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

 Health Education  COMING SOON!

Related Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Promotes disease prevention, healthy schools, and healthy youth.

Coordinated School Health Programs

Dietary Guidelines

Evidence-based Programs for Alcohol Awareness

Food Pyramid - Information about the USDA "MyPyramid" eating plan. 

Health Science- Secondary career education program for students interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Prevention Resources (PDF, 88KB)

Information Relating to the Care of Elementary and Secondary School Students with Diabetes

Instructional Materials

Local School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and Health Education Instruction (TEC)

Office of National Drug Control Policy

National Health Education Standards PreK-12

Parenting and Paternity Awareness

Square Meals - Child nutritional program sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD)

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Education Agency Health and Safety Division

Texas Obesity Prevention Plan - Tools and resources for healthy eating and physical activity.

Texas School Health Advisory Council (TSHAC)


2009 Texas Youth Risks Behavior Survey (YRBS) Summary


Barney Fudge
Statewide Coordinator, Health and Safety
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581

ESC Representatives

School Health Specialists

Curriculum Division
(512) 463-9581  

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