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The Division of Curriculum provides direction and leadership to Health Education programs that serve students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Curriculum staff members assist districts statewide with implementation of the TEKS. They assist the instructional materials division with the materials adoption process for Kindergarten through Grade12 Health Education.
CurriculumTexas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education 19 TAC Chapter 115
In accordance with Senate Bill (SB) 831, which was passed during
the 83rd Legislature, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), in
coordination with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and regional education
service centers (ESCs), shall provide and annually update a list of recommended
best practice-based programs for implementation in public elementary, junior
high, middle, and high schools within the general education setting. DSHS, TEA,
and each ESC shall make the list easily accessible on their website. The list
must include programs in the following areas:
mental health intervention;
health promotion and positive youth development;
abuse intervention; and
information about the programs, please visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/sb831/.
Correspondence Regarding Middle and Junior High School Health Education Instruction and Coordinated School Health Programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Promotes disease prevention, healthy schools, and healthy youth.
ChooseMyPlate.gov (outside source)
Coordinated School Health Programs
Evidence-based Programs for Alcohol Awareness
Health Science- Secondary career education program for students interested in pursuing a career in health care.
Information Relating to the Care of Elementary and Secondary School Students with Diabetes
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
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
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)
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Prevention Resources (PDF, 88KB)Instructional
the Care of Elementary and Secondary School Students with Diabetes
House Bill (HB) 984 (79th
Legislature) amends the Health and Safety Code by adding Chapter 168, Care of
Students with Diabetes. This chapter requires school personnel to be trained on
diabetes and its management to include hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
American Diabetes Association (outside source)
Center for Disease Control (CDC) and
Prevention-Diabetes Public Health Resources
for Training School Employees Who Are Not Licensed Healthcare Professionals (outside source)
and Safety Code, Subtitle H, Chapter 168, Care of Students with Diabetes (outside source)
Council (outside source)
Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children (outside source)
Guide (outside source)
Barney Fudge, Statewide Coordinator, Health and Safety
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401