Research shows that hunger negatively impacts a student’s health, well-being, and ability to focus and learn at school. Currently schools allow 20 minutes for lunch. Which begs the question, would a 30 minute lunch for school children be healthier for the kids?
Administrators agree that findings of studies suggest longer lunches would be better, but don't want legislated mandates. The believe recommendations that are evidenced that on best practices would be more helpful. They are essentially saying, thanks, but no thanks to more regulations.
What is the attitude of our administrators in South Kitsap school? Should this even be an issue these days? A 20 minute lunch appears to barely leave children enough time to sit down, relax, and then eat. Perhaps extending lunch breaks to 30 minutes would be better, healthier for the kids.
Here is the article that appeared in the Kitsap Sun on October 18, 2019: