Can teachers and school personnel take the produce offered?
Adults at a school including those attending school functions cannot participate in the FFVP. However, teachers can play a valuable role in modeling positive eating habits by consuming fruits and vegetables along with their students. Teacher may participate under the following conditions:
- Only teachers who are directly responsible for serving the fruit or vegetable to their students in a classroom setting may partake of the fruit and/or vegetable.
- The FFVP is not available to the general teacher population and other adults in the school.
- Teachers choosing to participate with their students are strongly encouraged to include a nutrition education component to enhance their positive role modeling.
- No additional FFVP funds will be provided; school must stay within their per student allocation.