Growing up and at every school I taught at, the kids always played after they ate lunch. One thing that has never changed was that kids would rush through their lunch so that they can go outside and play. My last school tried to fix this by keeping all kids in the cafeteria for 10 minutes before they were allowed to play. Problem was, a lot of the kids became very restless and there was just too many behavior issues so they gave this up. The kids would literally pick up their lunch. Take a few bites, and then throw the rest away. Something else my school tried to do was a garbology program to reduce garbage waste. Anyways, I just heard on the news about a school that is going to start having the kids play before they eat lunch. Does yours do this too?