How long do your children have to eat lunch in school and how much are they eating? A new survey says children who have shorter lunch periods eat less and discard more than those with longer ones.

Judging from my 8-year-old sons, this makes total sense when you figure the longer you have to sit in a room watching people eat and staring at food, sooner or later, you’re going to want some. When they’re in and out, they make snap decisions on food they may not like (which changes from day to day) only to become hungry later on in class.

The challenge here is to give them something they will want no matter how much time they have. How much time do your children have for lunch and how much are  they eating?