Should Food be Eaten in Class

Brandon Logan, Staff Writer

Should food be eaten in class? A topic that has been made somewhat controversial since the COVID-19 pandemic. Some say that food in class should be banned, but others disagree.

So, what would the pros and cons of food in class be. Let’s start off with the pros. The pros of eating in class would be that if you’re hungry, you can eat a quick snack to keep you going until lunch. Another good thing is that if you are really hungry in class, it is distracting. So, if you get to eat in class, you can concentrate a lot easier than if you were to not eat. Food also gives a chance for students to take a quick, five minute break. According to, “Eating in class may also help students with concentration. Some students may get hungry in class, making it nearly impossible to concentrate on a lesson. Snacking allows students to quench their hunger and boost their focus.”

So what would cause teachers and professors to ban food from their classes when there are so many things that actually push to the positive side? Well let’s see what the cons are. Let’s be honest, food in class is kind of distracting to other students in the class. And also, depending on the snack, it can make a huge mess for either the students or janitors to clean up. And also, depending on the type of snack, they can be very unhealthy to eat. According to, “First of all, food in class is distracting. Most snacks create a loud crunch or a smack (chips, for example) and undoubtedly are in some sort of noise-making package. Besides noise disturbing classmates, students may also be more focused on their food than their teacher. In addition, eating in class is simply messy. Snacking often produces crumbs, spills, wrappers, etc. This creates an unhygienic environment and more work for custodians.”

So, what do you think should be the norm? There are many pros and cons of eating in class, but it all comes down to your opinion.