Recess Before Lunch
What is Recess Before Lunch?
Recess Before Lunch (RBL) allows students to play (go to recess) first, and then have lunch. Play, then eat. It's an effective School Wellness strategy that helps students eat well and perform well in school.
Schools use Recess Before Lunch for these reasons:
Improved student behavior on the playground, in the lunchroom and in afternoon classrooms
Improved lunchroom atmosphere
Students eat better and waste less
Montana Schools have been leaders in using Recess Before Lunch since 2002. From the experiences gleaned from these schools, we are pleased to share our many resources related to Recess Before Lunch including an updated (2018) Recess Before Lunch Guide!
Recess Before Lunch Guide
Learn all about Recess Before Lunch with Montana's Recess Before Lunch Guide, updated in 2018.
Benefits of Recess Before Lunch
Recess Before Lunch is good for students and teachers.
Sample School Schedules
Examples of RBL schedules.
RBL "Are you ready" Checklist
A list of important things to consider when planning for RBL.
Creating a Comfortable Cafeteria
Tips for making school meals positive and pleasant.
Montana's RBL Pilot Project
See results from a RBL Pilot Project with 5 Montana Schools
Montana Principal's Survey on RBL
Feedback from Montana School Principals about RBL
Watch the Recess Before Lunch- Recipe for Success WEBINAR - presented March 21, 2018 by Dayle Hayes.
For more information, please contact:
[email protected] • Phone: 406-994-7217
Montana Team Nutrition Program works in close collaboration with the Office of Public Instruction School Nutrition Programs.