A growing number of elementary schools in the Douglas County [Colorado] School District schedule recess before lunch, part of a national trend to improve student health.
“In the morning, [students are] just full of energy. They want to get out and be with their friends, so they’re kind of preoccupied with that, and eating lunch is just one more thing to get through before they can go play, so [having recess before going to lunch] gives them the opportunity to play first and then eat,” [district wellness coordinator Charlee] Roberts said.
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