Cafe Lunch Times

Lily Gray, Staff Writer

The cafe – a place where we can take off our masks and enjoy our lunches. But is 20 minutes really enough?

Every day, I find myself trying to eat enough food to keep myself going for the rest of my periods. but whatever I eat, it’s never enough. By the time I get home, I’m always starving.

Did you know that when you eat too fast, in too short a time, your stomach doesn’t have enough time to digest it? This is because when food goes into your body, it sits in your stomach until you can digest it properly. But when you only have 20 minutes, you need to stuff yourself to last you until you get home. And when you do that, your stomach doesn’t have time to digest it all, and the extra food turns into unnecessary fat.

When this happens for 180 days, this extra fat builds this up. This may also contribute to why around 17percent of American children are obese or overweight. It way not sound like a lot, but it’s more than 12.7 million children. I know that the school can’t do much about this because of the pandemic, but once it ends, all I’m asking for is a little longer to eat lunch.