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by Marcel Jeffrey DeBeck
on May 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM
I as a retired educator in the Coachella Valley Unified School District agree with the changes you suggest. I think it is possible to train or retrain children or adults to eat more nuticianally. I have been working at this for myself for several years. Thank you for your article. Jeff.
by Rachel at
on May 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM
If we continue making healthy food more exciting and appealing, we will see more nutritional food being consumed.
by Julie Cates
on May 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Jeff and Rachel, thank you so much for your encouraging remarks. We are pleased to be a part of this movement. The food service directors we work with are also very enthusiastic!  
Julie Cates
by Mary Maser
on June 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM
I have heard from some schools that students don't have much time to eat and recess follows lunch. The districts are considering having recess before lunch and allowing more time for children to eat. However, as with everything especially time schedules at schools, it may take time to make some changes.
by Julie Cates
on June 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Mary, thank you so much for your comments. At our last session with the Cornell BEN Center, we learned that research indicates an equal benefit to the recess before/after lunch opportunity. You can always post questions directly to the School Lunch Experts at  
Healthy kids are happy kids.
by antonio
on March 30, 2016 at 5:52 AM
some kids come late to school so they sometimes cant make it to breakfast.
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