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May 14, 2007


Marc Thibault

The above post as well as Jean Saunders' related article took me 30 something years back. It seems nothing has changed: same diversity in food items, same long recess to eat and play (huge role in building social skills). Cafeteria (or Cantine) staff play another important role: hygiene. I do remember them checking our hands before allowing us to start our meal. Accounts from nieces and nephews in Paris, Vannes and Marseilles tell me this has not changed either. The 30 minutes allocated for lunch in the US do not leave much room for this other important aspect of a kid's day at school, leading to an increasing number of lost days due to contagious illnesses.

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