For those of you with school-aged children, I ask - how many times have your kiddies come home from school with many components of their mid-day meal still nestled nicely inside their lunch-boxes? I know, in my experience, it's often. Not every day, but often. When I ask my boys why they didn't eat their lunch, answers range from "I didn't have time" to "I didn't like it" to the most common, "I don't know".
This week, the New York Times published an interesting article on how some schools in the United States are changing their lunch hour format. Children are playing before they eat, or in other words, enjoying recess before eating lunch, and the results are quite impressive. In some areas there is less food waste, more consumption of fruits, vegetables and milk and less incidences of headaches and tummy aches. Interesting.