Creekside Elementary has implemented a new lunch schedule where our children go to recess before lunch, rather than the traditional lunch before recess. Research indicates that students who exercise before lunch eat a better meal and are ready to learn when returning to class. This leads to less food waste and reduced disruptions in the classroom. Our teachers and lunch staff have noticed that students are not rushing to eat their food so they can get outside and that they are more settled when they return to their classrooms after lunch. The schedule change has definitely made a positive impact on our children and school!