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9 Pics That Show What Kids Get For School Lunches In Different Countries
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9 Pics That Show What Kids Get For School Lunches In Different Countries

Debates and initiatives over school lunches in the United States have remained in the public dialogue over the years, and for a good reason. The National School Lunch Program (NPL), which provides low-cost or free kids meals, serves upwards of 31 million students at 92 percent of U.S. public and private schools.

This means the dietary restrictions and provisions of NPL should be of concern to most U.S. parents. Well, Sweetgreen, a chain of salad restaurants, that runs the Sweetgreen in Schools program meant to educate kids about healthy foods, fitness, and sustainability, created interesting photo series to show what kids around the world eat for lunch in school cafeterias – and compared to the U.S these schools are serving up gourmet healthy meals. Scroll down below to compare plates!

Italy

Local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette and some grapes

Finland

Pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread and pannakkau (dessert pancake) with fresh berries

France

Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese and fresh fruit

Brazil

Pork with mixed veggies, black beans and rice, salad, bread and baked plantains

South Korea

Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi and fresh veggies

Greece

Baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, fresh oranges, and greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds

Ukraine

Mashed potatoes with sausage, borscht, cabbage and syrniki (a dessert pancake)

Spain

Sautéed shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread and an orange

USA

Fried ‘popcorn’ chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie

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Alex K
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

greek here, i've seen actual school lunches, they look nothing like that.

Anne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What do they look like? (I'm curious!) to me all these look like local dishes, served on a "school lunch tray" - but far from truth.

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Nadine
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live in Spain. Where the heck did this person even get the idea that schools would be serving sautéed SHRIMP at lunch???

WaLe
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahahah I thought the same thing xD that's just so unreal XD come on!!!

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Louiiiise
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a joke! Make pictures of real meals in real schools, please...

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Alex K
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

greek here, i've seen actual school lunches, they look nothing like that.

Anne
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What do they look like? (I'm curious!) to me all these look like local dishes, served on a "school lunch tray" - but far from truth.

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Nadine
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live in Spain. Where the heck did this person even get the idea that schools would be serving sautéed SHRIMP at lunch???

WaLe
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahahah I thought the same thing xD that's just so unreal XD come on!!!

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Louiiiise
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a joke! Make pictures of real meals in real schools, please...

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