The West Steps

Time to Eat

March 06, 2020 Colorado Children's Campaign Season 2 Episode 9
The West Steps
Time to Eat
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The West Steps
Time to Eat
Mar 06, 2020 Season 2 Episode 9
Colorado Children's Campaign

A survey of Colorado students, parents and school administrators found that kids don’t have enough time to eat their lunch during the school day. Being rushed to eat to get back to learning means children aren’t eating enough to sustain them through the day, food is wasted, kids eat to quickly and risk forming unhealthy habits, and more. As a simple human need—eating—can have complex impacts on learning, behavior and development. Researchers from the Colorado Children’s Campaign, in partnership with anti-hunger advocates around the state, offer potential solutions for policy makers in a new issue brief, “Time to Eat: An Emerging Consideration for School Lunch Delivery and the Nutrition of Colorado’s Students.” Read the brief here

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)

Show Notes

A survey of Colorado students, parents and school administrators found that kids don’t have enough time to eat their lunch during the school day. Being rushed to eat to get back to learning means children aren’t eating enough to sustain them through the day, food is wasted, kids eat to quickly and risk forming unhealthy habits, and more. As a simple human need—eating—can have complex impacts on learning, behavior and development. Researchers from the Colorado Children’s Campaign, in partnership with anti-hunger advocates around the state, offer potential solutions for policy makers in a new issue brief, “Time to Eat: An Emerging Consideration for School Lunch Delivery and the Nutrition of Colorado’s Students.” Read the brief here

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)