City Limits has a troubling story on the differences in lunch times at NYC schools. The study says that students in low-income communities tend to have lunch scheduled when the clock would normally point to breakfast.
About 60% of schools in the south Bronx’s District 7 serve their lunch before 11 a.m., which is a huge difference, for example, compared to the 22 percent of schools in Manhattan’s District 3.
A City Councilmember says that these early lunch times lead to hungry students and wasted meals.
The article reviews a number of schools and their sometimes surprising lunch times.