1. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the largest teacher union and professional association for teachers and lecturers at all career levels in Scotland, welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this consultation, particularly in the context of growing incidence of child poverty and its manifestation in our schools with regards to hunger.

2. The EIS welcomes the intent of the Scottish Government (SG) to seek to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables by children and young people, and acknowledges the role of schools, teachers and other school staff in contributing to this endeavour, though we may not entirely agree with SG on the approach outlined in this consultation document.

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