West Virginia - Time to eat: Program requirement

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

Code of State Rules 126-86-8. Adequate Time for Student Meal Consumption

8.1 Adequate time is necessary for student meal consumption. Each student shall be allowed a minimum of ten minutes for breakfast and 20 minutes for lunch after the student received the meal.

Code of State Rules 126-85-110. Meal Service

110.1 A minimum of ten minutes of eating time (after going through the serving line) is to be provided for the school breakfast and a minimum of twenty minutes eating time (after going through the serving line) for the school lunch.

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