School children at risk of losing control over body weight
Mandometer researchers examined how 11-13 year old children eat their school lunch. Although the lunch break is 45 minutes long, the children have so little time to eat their lunch that they eat almost twice as quickly as they would normally do. The shortage of time makes children eat in a manner similar to that of obese patients and patients with eating disorders. The school lunch must be scheduled to allow the children time enough to eat their lunch in a relaxed manner, or they might lose control and develop health problems.
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Children eat their school lunch too quickly: an exploratory study of the effect on food intake. BMC Public Health >