State law requires that each school district adopt a local wellness policy.
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article V Section 510.2. Publication of Rules Regulations and Policies.
The board of school directors of a school district shall post on its publicly accessible Internet website the following rules, regulations and policies to the extent that they are required to be adopted by the school district under Federal or State law: (3) The following relating to student health:
- (i) Communicable diseases and immunization.
- (ii) Health examinations and screenings.
- (iii) Student use of medications.
- (iv) The school district’s wellness policy.
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XIV Section 1422.1. Local Wellness Policy.
(a) Not later than the first day of the school year beginning after June 30, 2006, each local education agency shall, pursuant to section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265, 118 Stat.729), establish a local wellness policy for schools within the local education agency.
Reviews what components a wellness policy should have
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child
"Section 204 of Public Law 108-265, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required each school entity participating in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program to develop a local wellness policy."