In 2014, the City of Philadelphia issued Executive Order 4-14, establishing citywide nutrition standards for foods and beverages purchased, prepared or served by City agencies.
Nutrition standards are an evidence-based strategy to align meals and snacks with the latest dietary guidance. They are a model for other large institutions and employers, and send a market signal to suppliers to provide competitively priced healthy food options.
The Department of Public Health has also developed voluntary standards for hospitals interested in offering healthier options to their patients, staff, and visitors. Hospitals can join the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Initiative. To learn more visit Food Fit Philly or the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program.
|Executive Order No. 4-14: Establishing Nutrition Standards for Food and Beverages Purchased, Prepared, or served by City Agencies PDF||A 2014 Executive Order establishing citywide nutrition standards for foods and beverages purchased, prepared or served by City agencies.||October 9, 2018|
|Philadelphia Comprehensive Nutrition Standards PDF||Required and recommended guidelines designed to help agencies that purchase, serve, sell, or otherwise provide food to clients, patients, employees and the general public.||October 9, 2018|
|Philadelphia Nutrition Standards Revision Memo PDF||Revisions to the Philadelphia Comprehensive Nutrition Standards.||October 9, 2018|
|Philadelphia Nutrition Standards and Implementation Guide PDF||Recommended and required guidelines and practical tools to assist agencies in planning, purchasing or serving food.||October 9, 2018|
|Philadelphia Nutrition Standards for Early Care and Education PDF||Recommended standards for nutrition, physical activity and screen time in early care and education programs.||October 9, 2018|
|Board of Health Resolution on Childhood Obesity in Early Childhood Care PDF||A 2017 Board of Health resolution recommending nutrition and screen time standards for early care and education programs.||October 9, 2018|
|Food, Beverage, and Procurement Standards for Hospitals PDF||Recommended standards designed to help hospitals set and achieve nutrition goals.||February 18, 2020|
|Cooking Resource Guide PDF||This guide includes important cooking-related information and recipes that may be used at your sites to encourage healthy and safe cooking practices.||February 18, 2020|
|Food Service Toolkit PDF||This toolkit explains in everyday terms how smart procurement and preparation decisions can help your agency's food be healthy, delicious, and comply with the Philadelphia Nutrition Standards.||February 18, 2020|
|Menu Planning Toolkit PDF||This toolkit helps culinary workers to plan, prepare, and serve healthful meals that make the best use of their food, labor, and equipment resources, meet participants’ and clients’ expectations and taste preferences, and comply with the Philadelphia Nutrition Standards.||February 18, 2020|