Mississippi - Time to eat: Program requirement
Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools
j. Minimum and maximum time allotment for students and staff lunch and breakfast periods
- i. Schools shall schedule at least a minimum of 24 minutes to ensure an adequate eating time for school lunch. The factors influencing the lunch period are wait time, consumption time, standard deviation/variability and social time.
- ii. Since school breakfast is not factored into the regular school day, schools should take into consideration the recommended time of 10 minutes for a child to eat school breakfast after they have received the meal.