Article from CIR, "Fast food: Students struggle with healthy options in short lunch periods"
From the article:
'“A student can eat a cup of apple sauce in no time – you can practically drink that. But chewing through an apple takes a lot longer,” said Diane Pratt-Heavner, spokeswoman for the School Nutrition Association, a national advocacy organization. “If we want our students to eat more salads, fruits and vegetables, we need to give them more time to consume them.”
National school and health organizations and some states – including California – recommend that students have at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after they’re served. But “that’s not happening in all schools,” Pratt-Heavner said."'