What we feed our kids matters.

When Students Eat Makes a Difference in What They Eat

When lunch time comes around, many students are much more excited about recess than they are about eating, rushing out to the playground after barely eating a bite. In the attempt to promote healthy eating, many schools are adopting recognized best practices in the cafeteria such as changing the schedule to have recess before lunch. Bellingham elementary schools have switched to recess before lunch and there is anecdotal evidence that the results have been positive (e.g., students stay seated longer and eat more lunch, they return to class ready to learn). View full article here.


Photos used to measure what one student ate following switch to recess before lunch