Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.
Benefits of Recess Before Lunch
Brochure recommends and provides information on implementing recess before lunch.
Healthy School Nutrition Environments: Local School Wellness Policy Model Guidance
Model wellness policy guidance recommends implementing recess before lunch at all elementary schools in order to increase food consumption and nutrient intake, decrease plate waste, and improve cafeteria and classroom behavior.
Program of Excellence Safe and Healthy Schools
Rubric recommends that elementary schools follow the Center for Disease Control’s National Guidelines for Recess including offering recess before lunch with the goal to increase healthy food consumption, reduce waste, and improve classroom attentiveness when students return from lunch.