Strategies that support guideline 5 (Implement health education that provides students with the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and experiences needed for healthy eating and physical activity) include:
Require health education from pre‐kindergarten through grade 12.
Implement a planned and sequential health education curriculum that is culturally anddevelopmentally appropriate, addresses a clear set of behavioral outcomes that promotehealthy eating and physical activity, and is based on national standards.
Use curricula that are consistent with scientific evidence of effectiveness in helping studentsimprove healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.
Use classroom instructional methods and strategies that are interactive, engage all students,and are relevant to their daily lives and experiences.
Should instructional methods be interactive?
Yes, instructional methods and strategies should be interactive to encourage student participation. Examples of interactive methods include:
Teacher role modeling of healthy behavior
Student rehearsal and teacher feedback (role‐playing)