“Schools are a place of learning. The cafeteria should be too!”
I’m willing to guess that if you ask almost any student their favorite school period, the resounding answer will be “lunch!” My memories of school lunch involve scarfing down a peanut butter sandwich and quickly catching up with friends before our 30 minutes were up. The cafeteria is hectic, lines are long, and many students rush through their meals in order to preserve time to socialize. So too often, a hasty lunch period leaves trash bins overflowing with half-eaten sandwiches and other barely touched food items.