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30 Minute Lunch Negatively Impacts Eating Habits, Mental Health

30 Minute Lunch Negatively Impacts Eating Habits, Mental Health

Students frustrated with shortened lunchtime
Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Food Features Editor December 16, 2020

One of the toughest transitions to fully remote learning has been adjusting to the 30-minute lunch breaks. Students are upset that the daily lunch breaks can’t be longer. Payton Crosby ‘21 says,...

Thomas makes homemade pasta at Threshing Table Farm, a farm in Wisconsin. She partners with them for farm fresh produce and also has farm dinners outside.

Nicolle Thomas: Cooking up Community

Jack Prince, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2020

Nicolle Thomas, Blake's Lunch Program Administrator can be in her office crunching numbers, in the food line handing out meals, or in the dishroom cleaning. Wherever you locate her, you will find her wearing...

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus

Students Experience New Lunchroom Guidelines In the Wake of Coronavirus

The new system in the lunchroom keeps students both safe and distant while picking up their food
Sage Marmet, Creative Director September 3, 2020

Tobin Spiller '22, Keaton Rannow '22, Wyatt Dayhoff '22 and others wait in line to enter the lunchroom.

Many seats are left open during a second lunch. The lunch- room is usually quiet and spacious during this block.

Appreciating Second Lunch

The merits of the lunch block
Lachen Reid, Contributing Writer November 2, 2018

The beginning of a new semester brings new classes and new teachers to students, but possibly the most important new addition to the Blake student’s life is the infamous Google document which contains...

The problem with our lunchroom

The problem with our lunchroom

Student health jeopardized not by choice of what to eat, but whether to at all
Chapel Puckett, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2016

Healthy eating behavior is one of the most important habits that people must form at a young age. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition states, “Dietary habits established in childhood...

The school's choir sang in solidarity and respect for the protestors in the nearby Fourth Precinct

Learning lunch creates space for education and reflection

Students discuss the unrest and protest in Minneapolis during an all-inclusive lunch
Chapel Puckett, Managing Editor November 24, 2015

“For those of us who live at the shoreline / standing upon the constant edges of decision / crucial and alone,” Marie Michael recited. The learning lunch began with a recitation of Audre Lorde’s...

You can help alleviate the lunch crunch

Isabel Graham '15, Contributing Writer December 3, 2013

Chicken tenders. Santa Fe rice bowl.  Pasta bar. These might be your favorite dishes served in the lunch room, but they are also three of the several lunches that force us students to stand in seemingly...

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