State School Health Policies and Resources

State School Health Policy Database

National Association of State Boards of Education.

The Database is a comprehensive set of laws and policies from 50 states on more than 40 school health topics. The database contains brief descriptions of laws, legal codes, rules, regulations, administrative orders, mandates, standards, resolutions, and other written means of exercising authority.


State Laws for School Snack Foods and Beverages

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This Web site presents extensive data on laws for school snack foods and beverages in every state - from bans on soda in elementary schools to limits on the fat content of snacks in high schools - in a visually appealing, easily searchable format. Data can be organized by state, by school year, by grade level, by locations of sale, and by specific nutritional standards.


State Sharing Center

USDA. HMRS. Team Nutrition.

View State Agency contact information, as well as State-developed nutrition education and food service training materials, materials developed as part of a Team Nutrition Training Grant, and other tools.


State School Health Policy Matrix (2014) (PDF | 1.43 MB)

National Association of State Boards of Education.

The State School Health Policy Matrix outlines relevant state-level policies, and links directly to the policy, in the areas of: competitive foods and beverages, physical education and physical activity, and administration of medication in the school environment. It also indicates which political entity or agency adopted the policy or issued guidance, helping to answer the question – Who has historically had the authority to make policy changes in the areas of competitive foods and beverages, physical education and physical activity, and administration of medication in each state?