I know, I know, teachers deserve a lunch break away from the children they have been teaching all morning but just hear me out. What if we considered the lunch part of the break part of the school day?
- Children would have no motivation to just stuff their lunch down in a bid to get extra play since they would be eating in lesson time
- If all the adults in school ate with the kids they could model good table manners and maybe even teach young children to use knife and fork correctly
- if adults were eating the same food then that would act as an effective monitoring of the school food
- parents would feel reassured that there children were actually eating.