Health

Philosophy

Altoona's Elementary Comprehensive Health Education Program provides students with knowledge and understanding about the importance of disease prevention.

Besides focusing on the prevention of illness, Altoona's Comprehensive Health Education Program addresses immediate health and safety concerns.

The elementary health program gives students information they need for improved health throughout their lives, and provides students with accurate information needed to make decisions that will affect personal health today. . . and in the future.

The Elementary Comprehensive Health program emphasizes ten areas: community health, consumer health, disease prevention and control, family health, safety and first aid, fitness, growth and development, nutrition, personal health, and substance use and abuse.

Goals
  • Demonstrate an awareness of community and environmental health.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of consumer health.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for disease prevention and control.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of family health and well-being.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safety and first-aid practices.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the benefits of physical fitness.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of body structure, function and growth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of good nutrition.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the benefits of good personal health care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of substance use and abuse.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mental and social health.