Ettinger, A. (2019, August 26). Lunchtime is so short in some public schools, students are going hungry. Retrieved August 28, 2019.

No national standard regulates how much time students get to eat lunch in public schools, leading to concerns at some schools that students do not have enough time to eat their food, particularly if they must wait in line to be served. Juliana Cohen, assistant professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says studies show that students who have less than 20 minutes for lunch eat much less than their peers who have longer lunch times.

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