Health 2.1

Health behaviors. The student understands that personal health decisions and behaviors affect health throughout the life span. The student is expected to:

  • (1) Personal/interpersonal skills. The student understands healthy and appropriate ways to communicate consideration and respect for self, family, friends, and others. The student is expected to:
  • (2) describe how to effectively communicate;
    • (A) express needs, wants, and emotions in healthy ways;
    • (B) explain the benefits of practicing self-control;
    • (C) describe how to effectively respond to bullying of oneself or others; and
    • (D) explain the benefits of treating friends, teachers, family members, and peers with respect.
    • (E) Personal/interpersonal skills. The student demonstrates critical-thinking, decision-making, goal-setting and problem-solving skills for making health-promoting decisions. The student is expected to:
  • (3) explain steps in the decision-making process and the importance of following the steps;
    • (A) describe how personal-health decisions affect self and others;
    • (B) list the steps and describe the importance of task completion and goal setting; and
    • (C) explain why obtaining help, especially from parents/trusted adults, can be helpful when making decisions about personal health.
    • (D) Personal/interpersonal skills. The student understands that bullying behaviors result in negative consequences throughout the life span. The student is expected to:
  • (4) identify negative consequences that result from bullying behaviors; and
    • (A) identify ways to respond when made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
    • (B) explain actions an individual can take when not feeling well;
    • (C) describe and demonstrate personal health habits such as brushing and flossing teeth and exercise;
    • (D) identify food groups and describe the effects of eating too much sugar and fat such as knowing that sugar causes dental cavities;
    • (E) identify healthy and unhealthy food choices such as a healthy breakfast and snacks and fast food choices;
    • (F) define stress and describe healthy behaviors that reduce stress such as exercise;
    • (G) describe the importance of individual health maintenance activities such as regular medical and dental checkups; and
    • (H) describe how a healthy diet can help protect the body against some diseases.

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