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§ 14-1422.2. Interagency Coordinating Council for Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Educatio...

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 11, 2006

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIV. School Health Services (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 11, 2006
24 P.S. § 14-1422.2
§ 14-1422.2. Interagency Coordinating Council for Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Education
(a) The Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Health and the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish an interagency coordinating council which shall annually review, revise and publish a Pennsylvania Child Wellness Plan to promote child health, nutrition and physical education. The council shall be composed of employes of the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture. The Secretary of Education shall appoint the chairman of the council.
(b) The Secretary of Education shall establish an advisory committee to offer recommendations to the council. The secretary shall appoint no fewer than eight members to the advisory committee, who may include experts from the fields of health, education, research, community development and business. The advisory committee shall meet at least twice annually.
(c) In the initial publication of the Pennsylvania Child Wellness Plan to promote child health, nutrition and physical education, the council shall integrate the contents of the Pennsylvania Nutrition and Activity Plan to Prevent Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases and shall include additional recommendations regarding:
(1) Nutritional guidelines for food and beverages sold in schools.
(2) Local wellness policies.
(3) Physical education curriculum.
(4) Teaching about nutrition and obesity.
(5) The utilization of any Federal funds identified by the council that may be available to local education agencies to enhance initiatives regarding child health, nutrition, physical education, local wellness policies and advisory health councils.
(6) A process through which the Secretary of Education may monitor and evaluate any outcomes that may result from the implementation of initiatives regarding child health, nutrition, physical education, local wellness policies and advisory health councils.
(d) The council shall submit the plan to the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Health and the Secretary of Agriculture no later than May 1, 2007, and May 1 of each year thereafter. The Secretary of Education shall submit the final plan to the Governor, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives by June 1, 2007, and June 1 of each year thereafter. The final plan shall be included on the Department of Education's, Department of Health's and Department of Agriculture's Internet websites.

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1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIV, § 1422.2, added 2006, July 11, P.L. 1092, No. 114, § 2.7, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 14-1422.2, PA ST 24 P.S. § 14-1422.2
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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