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Audit: Students need more time for lunch

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Last updated 9/12/2019 at 12:18pm

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) recently performed an audit on lunchtime scheduling and practices in Washington’s elementary schools.

The news is not encouraging.

The SAO visited 31 elementary schools across the state – including Beverly Elementary in Lynnwood and Mukilteo Elementary in Mukilteo – and found that most of them did not give their students the recommended amount of time to eat.

Research shows when students have more time to eat and go to recess before lunch, they are more likely to make healthier choices in the lunch line, the audit reported.

Chris Reykdal, state supe...

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