National Center for Health Education

1975-2015 Celebrating 40 Years of Advancing the Nation's Private-Sector Efforts in Health Education

Growing Healthy, a Comprehensive School Health Currriculum for Grades K-6

Growing Healthy, America's first comprehensive school health education curriculum, is designed to provide school health teachers with the tools they need to effectively teach health education. This K-6 curriculum is designed to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their health, enabling them to develop the skills and attitudes necessary for health-related problem solving and informed decision-making. Growing Healthy® meets or exceeds the performance indicators established for the National Health Education Standards at all grade levels. In addition, Growing Healthy® utilizes opportunities to integrate health education into other subject areas, allowing students to create, apply, and use knowledge in many different situations.

Starting Healthy, a Comprehensive Preschool Health Education Program

NCHE is proud to present the new 2005 edition of Starting Healthy©, a Comprehensive Preschool Health Education Program. Starting Healthy© provides a healthy foundation for children ages 3-5 and their parents. Starting Healthy© is modeled after NCHE’S nationally recognized and evaluated K-6 Growing Healthy® curriculum and addresses the components of comprehensive health education through 74 active, engaging, age, and developmentally appropriate lessons and activities. The Starting Healthy© curriculum also includes teacher instructions and parent brochures.

National Health Education Week

The National Center for Health Education (NCHE) has announced that the theme for National Health Education Week (NHEW) 2006 will be Healthy Kids: Creating Safe Communities and Schools. NHEW 2006 will be celebrated October 16-20, 2006.

YPC Newsletter

The Youth, Parents, and Communities newsletter features articles and resources of interest to teachers, parents and family members, business and faith community leaders, administrators and youth who are interested in promoting the optimum physical, mental, emotional and social health and well-being of school-aged children. The newsletters provide information on school health education programs and resources, information on current health issues, helpful tips for schools, parents, youth and community leaders, health and education related activities, and upcoming events and conferences.

News & Updates

Stay up to date on activities, materials, and curricula in development at NCHE.


NCHE maintains a list of resources for parents, teachers, and organizations to access information on various health topics.