|The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. This practical text is written by seasoned and highly credentialed authors with experience in both university and K-12 settings. It provides all you need to build, teach and assess a health education program that will help your students become health-literate individuals, develop the 21st-century skills they need for success in college and in their careers, and maintain or improve health outcomes. This text meets the unique needs of schools, teachers, and students. It emphasizes an individualized approach to enhancing student learning and developing skills based on current research and National Health Education Standards.