When food is served in big pans in school, the serving spoon will sometimes fall into the food, as shown below:
What can I do to prevent this?
We could try only leaning the spoon against the long side of the pan, but that's inconvenient, and you can't expect everyone who takes food to do that. We could also get longer spoons, but I sincerely doubt that the school would lay out money for new equipment for a stupid reason like this one.
So what can I try to prevent this?