Better lunch leads to better focus
A new study out of Britain looked at seven secondary schools that introduced improvements in the school lunch experience, according to the Guardian. Not only was healthier food introduced, but lunchrooms were redecorated and filled with new furniture, and "tasting sessions" were held. Unsurprisingly, researchers discovered that students were more on task than before the changes. Four control schools showed no change.
The sample size is small, and the number of changes leave one wondering if particular aspects of the overhaul had more or less influence. But perhaps the results will spur Britain's School Food Trust, who conducted the study, to examine this at a larger scale.
Has your school made changes to your lunch "experience"? What have you found to have the most effect?