What they found was that kids who were given less than 15 minutes to eat their lunch, ate 10%-15% less of their entree, fruit, and milk, compared to kids who who had 25 minutes or more to eat. Eric says, “You add that up over the course of a week, it can be an extra serving of vegetables or fruit that they’re missing out on because they’re rushing through their meal.”
If a child leaves lunch hungry, they are unlikely to perform well in the afternoon and are more likely to eat unhealthy snacks after school. Eric says it is up to the superintendents and principals to make lunch time a priority, and make getting through the cafeteria line more efficient. Eric is also hoping Michelle Obama hears about this since she has been a positive force for getting healthy foods in schools.
Two moms, Serafina Paladnech and Jennifer Johnson have started an organic frozen poultry product company called ‘Hip Chick Farms‘ to have better food for their child, and other children. The products are sold in more than 800 supermarkets nationwide including Whole Foods and Safeway.