HLC Behavioral-Health Curriculum (grades K – 5)

HLC Program for grades K-5

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Program Overview

This comprehensive, sequential program provides youth with the knowledge and skills practice to make healthier choices.

Taught cross-curricular or as part of physical education, the HLC Behavioral-Health Curriculum should be implemented once per week over a 45-minute period. Each lesson includes five easy steps and a lesson booster activity for key message reinforcement. The new third edition features the Case Crusaders®, an animated cast of characters who make complex social and emotional concepts easier for youth to grasp. Topics covered include:

  • Life Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Safety
  • Conflict Resolution/Violence Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Prevention


  • Standards-based, aligned with the National Health Education Standards
  • Comprehensive, addresses five youth risk behaviors including: Nutrition, Fitness, Safety, Conflict Resolution and Substance-Abuse Prevention
  • Updated, includes choosemyplate.gov guidelines for food portions and variety, and the recent recommendations for youth physical activity
  • The HLC Poster Set supplements the program by illustrating key concepts
  • Easy to use, 5-step lessons
  • Research-based, proven to positively impact health knowledge and behaviors
  • Hands-on, utilizes social learning theory and addresses all learning styles
  • Includes program knowledge and behavioral assessments

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