State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.
Academic Standard for Health, Safety and Physical Education
The Academic Standard for Health, Safety and Physical Education provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve and maintain a physically active and healthful life. The attainment of these Standard will favorably impact their lives and the lives of those around them. By becoming and remaining physically, mentally, socially and emotionally healthy, students will increase their chances of achieving to their highest academic potential.
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XV Section 1513. Physiology and Hygiene.
Physiology and hygiene, which shall in each division of the subject so pursued include special reference to the effect of alcoholic drinks, stimulants, and narcotics upon the human system, and which shall also include special reference to tuberculosis and its prevention as well as nutrition and obesity, shall be introduced and studied as a regular branch by all pupils in all departments of the public schools, and in all educational institutions supported wholly or in part by appropriations from this Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Code § 4.23. High school education.
(c) Planned instruction aligned with academic Standard in the following areas shall be provided to every student in the high school program.
- (8) Health, safety and physical education, including instruction in concepts and skills which affect personal, family and community health and safety, nutrition, physical fitness, movement concepts, motor skill development, safety in physical activity settings, and the prevention of alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse.
The Pennsylvania Code § 4.83. [Reserved].
Concepts of Health 10.1. A. Stages of Growth and Development B. Interaction of Body Systems C. Nutrition D. Alcohol, Tobacco and Chemical Substances