It Pays to Mind Your Manners

Kids get catered lunch as reward for polite behavior.

The typical school lunchroom is a raucous scene, and table manners are often sacrificed to more immediate behavior priorities. But in the Richland One School District in Columbia, SC, the Office of Student Nutrition Services may have found a workable strategy for getting kids to mind their manners. Called the Silver Spoon Lunch Program, it rewards classes that exhibit exemplary cafeteria behavior with treats, including a monthly gr

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