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Unless on playground duty I believe most teachers would eat their lunch in a staffroom or alone at their desk. In Japan a teacher is very involved with the lunchtime routine of students. This video has been around for a few years but provides some insights into the advantages of communal eating. Students grew the potatoes, set their desks, serve the lunches, tidy up and even brush their teeth. Food becomes part of the education rather than a break from it.