More lunch lines will let more students eat

Published: Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Re "Give schoolkids enough time to eat their lunch" (Viewpoints, May 10): It is definitely essential for students of all ages to get proper meals every day, as well as ample time to be able to eat at a healthy pace. I agree with the author that children and young adults should have more time to eat lunch at schools, but I believe the author lost credibility when attempting to make the claim that only employees get 30-minute meal breaks and not students.

The average lunch break is about 30 minutes in most schools. Of course, both employees and students have to wait to be served their food. Instead of investing in trying to extend lunch periods, schools should invest in more serving lines in cafeterias, in order to shorten the wait time and to give students more time to eat.

-- Nathaniel Wilson, Sacramento

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