Is food allowed in the classroom?

There are a few times during the year when there is a school wide celebration, such as Halloween and Valentine’s Day. These are is an alternate activity provided that includes watching a video and having an approved snack. You may be asked to donate a food item that has been previously approved in accordance with the HCPSS Food and Wellness Policies. The approval process involves the teacher turning in a list of the food(s) and ingredients to the nurse and the administration. A careful check for food allergies is made and parents of any students with allergies are called. Since food allergies can be life threatening, we want to be sure that all students are safe at all times. In addition, we are hoping to model healthy eating habits for our students as we choose healthy snacks whenever possible.