Connecticut - Time to eat: Program requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after sitting down.

General Statues of Connecticut Sec. 10-221o. Lunch periods. Recess. Boards to adopt policies addressing limitation of physical exercise.

(a) Each local and regional board of education shall require each school under its jurisdiction to (1) offer all full day students a daily lunch period of not less than twenty minutes, and (2) include in the regular school day for each student enrolled in elementary school time devoted to physical exercise of not less than twenty minutes in total,

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