You can see why “lunch period” is placed as a learning period in Japanese schools.
“The 45 minute lunch period is considered as an educational period, sane as math or reading.” – says the school principal.
Watch the video below to see how students are taught proper manners before, during and after a meal. It also teaches them about how to maintain personal hygiene and how to grow your own food.
If only we could bring in this Japanese style student-led operation into US school cafeterias on sorting their waste!