State law requires at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after sitting down.
General Statutes 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,
Meal Planning Guide: Meal Service
In this guide, the Connecticut State Department of Education recommends that scheduled mealtimes provide students with at least 10 minutes to eat after sitting down for breakfast. The guide also provides implementation guidance to ensure compliance with the state Statutemandating that schools offer students at least 20 minutes tor lunch.