I think (not totally sure) that the overarching school rules are that students may not eat in class. However, most teachers specifically say that it’s ok to eat in class. Almost all my teachers have explicitly stated that they recognize it is beneficial to concentration and simply not a big deal to have a snack in class, as long as you are responsible enough to throw away trash, clean up any spills, ect.
I’ve had a classes where teachers will bring in food for the students to eat while they work. My English teacher is a huge fan of ethnic cuisine and will sometimes randomly bring in foreign foods and pass it out to the class. My French teacher quite literally is setting up a coffee machine in his room available for student use, and often encourages students to bring snacks and beverages during long lecture days and tests. I used to have a history teacher that would sell food in the classroom before class started. Clearly, if this is technically a school rule, absolutely nobody is taking it seriously.
I used to eat in class all the time whenever the teacher said it was ok, until it occurred to me that maybe the school rules in general override the teacher’s specific word. I haven’t done it since, not because I thought it was wrong but really more “just in case”, with the exception being times when sharing food was part of an assignment (which has happened in both English and biology so far), during my time in the school play, and just today for pretty much no good reason except that I was mentally exhausted of rules and trying to live my life a little bit.
Eating in class was most definitely an aid to my learning experience back when i do to do it regularly. Some of you might say it’s ridiculous but it used to be one of the things that would always help me get through a very long and dull school day. I always enjoyed drinking coffee in class, especially in math and biology class which can sometimes go on for about an eternity and a half. I would say that they “seem” to go on for an eternity and a half, but I have my days where I’m not so sure that they literally don’t.
I really just want to eat and drink in class again. I’m sick of sitting through long, empty periods of biology and English and all these dumb classes and I’m dreading finals week, when I will have the pleasure of sitting through every single class for over two hours each and taking a massively dull exam, and all I really want to do is have a darned cup of coffee during that mind-numbing hundred question multiple choice biology final. I have literally no idea if this is morally objectionable or not. If it is, then whatever, I won’t do it again and I’ll just deal with the fact that life sucks sometimes. But if it is not, I would really like to know because I’m so tired mentally and physically and emotionally that it would be honestly such a relief to be able to sit back a bit and eat a pastry in French class for heavens sakes.
Wow this is really long but oh well, writing massive amounts of overly detailed opinionated nonsense is easily the skill that has been the most frequently polished during my years in high school. Looks like I’m prepared for my theatre final after all.