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Should Food Be Allowed In Class?

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Food in class? I'll decide after a snack.

Food in class? I'll decide after a snack.

Image credited to Arul L.

Image credited to Arul L.

Food in class? I'll decide after a snack.

Sydnee R., Writer

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At least once, everybody has heard “No food in class!” or “Put that snack away!” from a teacher. This rule is widely enforced in most classrooms in elementary and middle schools. Is this a logical rule? Or just teachers being lazy?

A huge issue with eating in class is allergies. Students with specific allergies, especially nut allergies, cannot even be around particular foods. So why would we put them at risk of a serious allergy attack or worse?

About 55% of students in a typical classroom do some sort of after school activity: a sport, a club, etc. Many of these activities demand that the student to be in their utmost physical and mental health. Eating small, healthy snacks in class will help these students save time after school for finishing homework and other important matters.

“If small, non-allergenic, healthy options are allowed as ‘refueling’ within the classroom, I think it would be okay. But only if the school set in place strict guidelines for storing food and throwing it away in each classroom so the risk of “critters” searching for food would not rise significantly,” said Mrs. Kelly, one of Day Creek’s vice principals.

In the end, it’s your decision: food in class? Or waiting till lunch?

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Sydnee R., Writer
Sydnee is one of the 7th grade writers for the 2017-18 year. She is excited to write stories that will impact others. When she is older, she hopes to study at the University of California at Los Angeles to become a Language Arts teacher. In her free time, she enjoys taekwondo, running, reading, and using...
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