Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Board votes down Recess Before Lunch Schedule.

Recess Before Lunch plan nixed when School Board votes down cost of new sinks. One of the biggest obstacles to a Recess Before Lunch schedule is often hand washing. On the traditional eat first and play later option children often wash their hands in the classroom before lining up for lunch.

District 861 School Board in conjunction with the local Wellness Committee are looking for grant funding to cover the $10,000 cost of the new sinks to be installed outside the lunchroom.

Some additional information on Recess Before Lunch Programs.

Recess Before Lunch webpage.

Benefits of Recess Before Lunch - Creating a Healthier Classroom
Hamilton County Coordinated School Health Committee, Cincinnati, OH

Recess Before Lunch
Action for Healthy Kids Colorado, Western Dairy Council, 2005

Relationships of Meal and Recess Schedules to Plate Waste Study
National Food Services Management Institute.