Wellness Information
Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods in Pennsylvania Schools
for the School Nutrition Incentive


On 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.

The following 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.


Follow the links below to access the district's wellness policy and plan as it relates to the Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods in Pennsylvania.

Local School Wellness Policy
Wellness Plan for Competitive Foods

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