Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods in Pennsylvania Schools
July 20, 2007, legislation was enacted to change the School Code for
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide a supplemental state
reimbursement for each breakfast and lunch served as part of the
National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This applies
to all schools that adopt and implement, as part of their wellness
policy, the Department of Education’s nutritional guidelines for food
and beverages available on each school campus.
for the School Nutrition Incentive
nutrition standards must be implemented in all identified areas, exactly
as written* in order for schools to receive the supplemental state
reimbursement. At a minimum, Year One of the standards must be
implemented in the 2007-2008 School Year, and, at a minimum, Year Two of
the standards must be implemented on or before the 2008-2009 School
Year and each school year there after.
* Schools that exceed the
standards will also qualify for the additional reimbursement. For
example, if a school offers no a la carte or vending machine items, they
are exceeding the standards in those specific areas.
the links below to access the district's wellness policy and plan as it
relates to the Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods in
Local School Wellness Policy
Wellness Plan for Competitive Foods