Students make parfaits as they learn about nutrition.Resources

School districts make local decisions about the identification of additional resources that will support teachers and students in their learning and understanding in health education. The Maine Department of Education has compiled the following resources to assist local schools in their efforts and does not endorse any particular program or website. Additional resources will be added periodically.

Educator Resources

  • Advocacy. Tools and resources that support the importance of comprehensive school health education (CSHE) including the connection between health and academic achievement and the importance of health education in developing healthy behaviors and healthier lifestyles.
  • Curriculum Design & Development. Tools to support the design and development of CSHE.
  • Instruction & Assessment. Resources for instruction and assessment of CSHE.
  • 10 Health Education Content Areas. Resources to support the implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment of CSHE by content area.
  • Observances. Collection of health-related awareness and observance days, weeks and/or months that can be used to bring attention to a health education topic, issue or concern. 
  • Data. State and national data sources related to health education and academics.
  • Research & Reports. Documented resources that support CSHE and healthy lifestyle practices.
  • Professional Organizations. A list of professional organizations for school health educators.
  • State Organizations. State organizations related to CSHE.
  • National Organizations. National organizations related to CSHE.
  • Higher Education. List of health education teacher preparation programs in Maine.

Student Resources

  • Websites for Youth. Health education information and activity-based websites targeted at youth of all ages.

Parent/Community Resources

  • Websites & Support Materials for Adults. Health education information for parents, community members, service providers, etc.
  • Advocacy. Tools and resources that support the importance of CSHE, including the connection between health and academic achievement and the importance of health education in developing healthy behaviors and healthier lifestyles.
  • Data. State and national data sources related to health education and academics.
  • Research & Reports. Documented resources that support CSHE and healthy lifestyle practices.
  • State Organizations. State organizations related to CSHE.
  • National Organizations. National organizations related to CSHE.
  • Higher Education. List of health education teacher preparation programs in Maine.