A mid-day meal might not seem like an important part of the day, but it can offer a variety of benefits both mental and physical. Discover why lunchtime is so important, and how it plays a vital role in the life of young students.
Growth & Development
According to Livestrong.com, school lunch makes up one-third of a child’s nutritional intake for an entire day. This means that many children aren’t receiving the necessary nutrients from breakfast or dinner. When schools step in and offer their students hearty and nutritious lunches, they’re contributing toward the growth and development of young minds and bodies.
Power You Need
Young students spend the majority of their day sitting in a classroom. Even the most interesting and engaging environment can’t compete with a restless stomach! It’s important for children to have a mid-day meal to maintain their concentration and ability to retain information.
Time to Socialize
Adults and children alike need time to socialize with friends and coworkers, and lunchtime is the perfect opportunity. Whether you’re discussing last night’s episode of Ninjago or you’re reviewing your picks for the NFL draft, it’s important to take a mental break from the day.
Your body feeds off the energy you give it throughout the day. If you eat regular meals throughout the day, your body will expect to be fed and your metabolism will work faster. If you eat fewer meals a day, your metabolism slows down in order to store the energy. A consistent diet is a healthy diet.
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When you work with The Abundance Catering Company, you get a partner that understands how important it is that your co-workers or students are satisfied with the catering service. Whether you need catering for 10 people or 1,000, Abundance Catering can help. The Abundance Catering Company specializes in corporate catering and K-12 school dining services for Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, for weekly updates regarding our services and more