Have you ever woken up late for school, and had to get ready in a rush? Well you more than likely didn’t have time to grab your breakfast. I hope you know that your not alone. According to Kellogs only 50% of middle schoolers eat breakfast every morning, and in high school the number drops to 36%. That means more than half of students are going to school on an empty stomach. That leads me to my main point on why we should be able to eat in class.
Coming to school hungry has many negative effects. If you have ever been hungry in class, you know how hard it is to pay attention. Between trying to learn, your stomach rumbling and counting down the minutes until lunch your brain can’t pay attention because you can’t wait to eat.
Some students may even eat breakfast, but with a lunch time of 12:35 they can’t help but get hungry during class. In order to function properly, students need some food in their system. Having a snack in class may help some students be able to focus better, which can help them to succeeded.
“We should be able to eat in class because food gives us energy to be able to learn and to be attentive in class.” -Marisque Avila
Most teachers don’t let their students eat in class because it is considered “distracting” and “messy”, but if we pick up after ourselves and bring food that is not loud and messy, snacks should not be a problem for teachers or students. So, it is a good idea to let students snack in class because they will be worried about their school work, not their empty stomachs, and they won’t be counting down the minutes to lunch.
“Kids need snacks because lunch is hours away. Snacks can help kids stay focused all day. Also, studies show that kids who eat snacks get higher grades than those who don’t. Kids can also get stomach bugs if they don’t eat enough food.” -Debate.org