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Can teachers and school personnel take the produce offered?

Answer: 

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.
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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 1:51am.