Elementary health education strives to improve health outcomes for youth and their families by teaching the knowledge and skills necessary for life-long healthy choices.
A Closer Look
What's Covered in Elementary Health
Elementary Educators are required to teach at least 20 health lessons a year. We recommend teachers teach 3 or more lessons in each of the 7 health categories:
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Injury Prevention and Safety
- Personal and Community Health
- Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs
- LGBTQ, Family Diversity, and Gender
- Growth and Development
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
For more information about what is assessed at each grade level, visit the Standards-Based Report Card page
Health education is taught from the following district-approved curricula:
HealthSmart (ETR)- comprehensive health education
Second Step (Committee for Children) - social emotional learning
Planned Parenthood - grades 5/6 puberty curriculum
To learn more about these curricula, visit the Elementary Curricula Page
Teachers, please login and use the SEL & Health Portal to find Health and SEL lessons.
A Health Advocate is school site staff member who is passionate about health and wellness. They play a vital role in promoting health education and implementation of the Wellness Policy. Health Advocates work with all members of the school community and team with local community based organizations to help create an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice!
Staff members, do you want to help make your site a healthier place for students, staff and parents?
Contact Allison Shoule email@example.com to join the Health Advocate team.
Health content is assessed on the report card at each grade level. Please visit our Standards-Based Report Cards Page for more information.
To learn more about Health Education at SFUSD elementary schools contact Teacher on Special Assignment Allison Shoule firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Health Education Resources
Health Positive Classroom
LGBTQ Support Services
This page was last updated on November 29, 2022