Wednesday, April 25, 2012

School Kids Speed Eat Lunch

When I attended a dad day lunch with my 8 year old son, we barely had time to taste the food. Heck, after waiting in lunch line and then finding a spot to sit, we barely had time to open the sliced apples.

This is no laughing matter.

The good old days...
Mother Jones: Get this: In the Minneapolis public schools, we are supposed to have 15 minutes to eat, which would be bad enough. But realistically we get only 10 to 11 minutes (we have been timing it).

That's from Minneapolis sixth graders Talia Bradley and Antonia Ritter, writing on the op-ed page of the Minnesota Star Tribune. Ten to 11 minutes to eat lunch? Welcome to fast-food nation, kids, where eating is a necessary inconvenience, to be dispatched with as rapidly as possible.

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