Health Learning Outcomes

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PSD's health education program is based on teaching students the foundational learning skills of accessing information, analyzing influences, decision making, goal setting, interpersonal communication, self-management, and advocacy.


Elementary Health Learning Outcomes


  • Identify the major food groups and the benefits of eating a variety of foods.
  • Explain how personal hygiene and cleanliness affect wellness.
  • Demonstrate how to effectively communicate and cooperate with others.
  • Identify the importance of respecting the personal space and boundaries of self and others
  • Identify ways to be safe while playing.

First-third grades:

  • Demonstrate the ability to make and communicate appropriate food choices.
  • Recognize basic childhood chronic diseases.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to support positive interactions with families, peers and others.
  • Explain why bullying is harmful and how to respond appropriately.
  • Identify ways to prevent injuries at home, in school, and in the community. 

Fourth-fifth grades:

  • Demonstrate the ability to set a goal in order to enhance personal nutrition.
  • Identify positive behaviors that support healthy relationships.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make good decisions and avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to prevent a conflict from escalating to violence. Demonstrate basic first aid and safety procedures. 
  • Explain the structure, function, and major parts of the human reproductive system. (fifth grade)


Middle and High School Health Learning Outcomes

Sixth-eighth grades:

  • Evaluate the validity and reliability of information, products, and services to enhance healthy eating behaviors.
  • Compare and contrast healthy and unhealthy family and peer relationships.
  • Analyze how positive health behavior can benefit them throughout their lives.
  • Understand internal and external factors that enhance mental and emotional health. 
  • Analyze factors that impact a person's decision to use or not use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Demonstrate ways to advocate for a positive, respectful school and community environment that supports pro-social behavior. 
  • Demonstrate ways to promote safety and prevent injuries.


Ninth-12th grades:

  • Understand the impact of healthy and unhealthy diets.
  • Use a decision-making process to make healthy decisions about relationships and sexual health.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing evaluation factors that impact health and modify lifestyle accordingly.
  • Analyze the interrelationship of physical, mental, emotional and social health.
  • Analyze the impact of individuals' use or non use of marijuana, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
  • Identify the emotional and physical consequences of violence and find strategies to deal with, prevent and report them
  • Advocate for changes in the home, school, or community that increase safety.

Contact Information

Health Curriculum Facilitator
Jo Dixon |