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How Do School Lunches Around The World Look?
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How Do School Lunches Around The World Look?

It’s important that growing children eat healthy, but judging by the appearances of some school lunches out there, it doesn’t seem like schools like to deliver the goods. But the Sweetgreen restaurant chain released a series of school lunch comparisons from countries around the world, giving us a look at how culture and geography can affect the diversity and healthfulness of school lunches.

From a US or UK perspective, the school lunches in many other countries seem mouth-wateringly fresh and varied. The lunches from Brazil and South Korea especially stood out for their delicious-looking variety. In other countries, unfortunately, lunch ladies have earned reputations as distributors of foul, toxic concoctions.

Let us know in the comments – which lunch looks the best to you? What did your childhood school lunch look like?

More info: sweetgreen.com | Tumblr | Instagram (h/t: dailymail)

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Apatsi
Community Member
7 years ago

lol... this is definetely what the creator thinks school lunches are... because i am greek and let me tell you, we have no school lunches.

ZoeKass
Community Member
7 years ago

lol! my thoughts exactly.. Maybe in some private school, who knows..

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RiikkaAlatalo
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7 years ago

I'm from Finland and I have NEVER seen anything like that in schools! :D It's totally different in real life.

KarenKaija
Community Member
7 years ago

But the food looked really good, though :)

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RenataAmaro
Community Member
7 years ago

this is ridiculous! not even in private schools in Brazil children will eat like this! most of them don't even have lunch in schools

FerryFox
Community Member
7 years ago

Many in Brazil even don't lunch in days

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mflower3845
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7 years ago

America's school lunch looks absolutely pathetic compared to those other school lunches.

ChrisMp
Community Member
7 years ago

First of all the school lunches shown are not real school lunches. Second, in most countries there are no school lunches.

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DanielaKonečná
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7 years ago

would be better if people from different countries sent a pic of their school meal coz I dont believe it looks like this in those countries.

ByrdieGaither
Community Member
7 years ago

That's a marvelous idea. True journalism! While acceptable for FOOD Network magazine, these photos are too stylized. Nice idea though.

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IoanaBalota
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7 years ago

http://inpascani.ro/.../lapte-corn.jpg This is Romania's...so stop complaining so much!

LuciFee
Community Member
7 years ago

I know, right?! Back in my days, I didn't even get a school lunch. I would've probably appreciated the loaf and milk too.

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BanuEdizsoy
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7 years ago

looks like all schools have gourmet cooks

KurtHood
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like they all bought the same old wood planks as well

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VeselinaGalabova
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7 years ago

omg the Italian option looks amazing, and I also agree that the US option is simply pathetic compared to the other ones!

DaniVincenti-Nesca
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7 years ago

sorry to disappoint you, but I'm Italian, and I have NEVER seen anything like that in Italian schools!

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KarolineHansen
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7 years ago

I'm not sure this is an accurate representation, it is relying on stereotypical foods tbh. Trust me, I think many schools have it far worse.

MariReynolds
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7 years ago

If someone is going to truly compare school lunches around the world, photograph REAL lunches around the world, not made up props.

RobertSzekely
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7 years ago

food in school never looks this good

Thrix_Mayet
Community Member
7 years ago

If someone might be curious about what's usually served in Italy -> http://www.centotrat...MensaUnibo2.jpg

enaki
Community Member
7 years ago

You forgot your bread

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ЈеленаС.Беба
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7 years ago

In Serbia children gets one roll or bagel...

nesa
Community Member
7 years ago

ili sendvic obicni ..

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JeremieGuerra
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7 years ago

I want to go back to Korea! The food is so good!

LouieNeira
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7 years ago

Sadly, it seems the only genuine school meal belongs to the US. The rest appear to be something out of a creative photographer's imagination

solid2
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7 years ago

You forget this one: http://imageshack.co.../982/N546w1.jpg

СандраРаденковић
Community Member
7 years ago

Greece!!! ^_^

Sonya Bamboo
Community Member
4 years ago

They forgot Japan...

JudyDowney
Community Member
6 years ago

unrealistic!

Annabowlanoodles
Community Member
6 years ago

Isn't it funny how the U.S. lunch looked like crap next to the other counties lunches, and it's still ten times better than what kids get in school? Ten fcking chicken nuggets? When I was in school you were lucky if you got five of those things, and no way would you get a cookie and an entire fruit cup. Also the peas wouldn't even look relatively fresh, no they were straight out of a bulk can.

JasmineSpicer
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7 years ago

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/what-school-lunches-look-like-in-20-countries-arou#.eo7YvM5lOq

Amanda
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6 years ago

way more realistic

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thatunicornthough
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7 years ago

Oh wow they all use the same trays!

thatunicornthough
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm from Finland but I also visit Greece very frequently..I've never seen any lunch box similar to that

Silvia
Community Member
7 years ago

Would have been more interesting if the photographer would have actually gone into school canteens to photograph the reality.

RogerPersolo
Community Member
7 years ago

Brazilian schools doesn't give lunch. As far as I know, even colleges doesn't give'em. You gotta buy, and it's not even like this.

MarkusPetman
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm amazed how the tables look like the same around the world!

RebeccaTittle
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7 years ago

yeah, that French lunch is all lies. so is the USA. though the French one is so much better than here. More and better food.

Arjan
Community Member
7 years ago

Like every school in one nation serves the exact same lunch...! France doesn't make any sense, a piece of brie cheese.., where's the bread?

LydiaGarner
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7 years ago

Apple and Brie is often eaten together.

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Ladislav Pollo
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8 months ago

totaly unreal...

Jon Stuart
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8 months ago

Bollocks. The french cook food properly the USA eats s**t. Simples. Not a true representative of school food (my public school had great food) but a truth of different cultures and how others care about other children (FUUSA)

Florence Mullot
Community Member
8 months ago

I'm French, and nop... XD We don't have that kind of lunches

Erin Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

I lived in Italy, and the only real is USA! All around kids eat chicken nuggets! Don’t trust this! 😡

Brie Newell
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks spot on for USA

Amanda
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm American and I never got school lunches like that. The fruit cups and chicken looks right. But my school is not allowed to serve desserts for children's health. Also, the peas would never be that green and fresh. Some of the other countries look like they came from fancy restaurants! I assume they're also exaggerated?

AnyaSimon
Community Member
6 years ago

If you think the us is pathetic you should see what's in the UK.... In my school we either had a cup of slimy pasta or a tiny jacket potato

MariaLarsson
Community Member
6 years ago

What, no sloppy joes or corndogs? :)

darkphoenix
Community Member
6 years ago

I live in USA, and the lunches really look that bad! Taste even worse.

MariaLarsson
Community Member
6 years ago

the cookies are pretty good though :)

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DarkPanda
Community Member
6 years ago

I wish my lunch looked like that

NishantPandit
Community Member
6 years ago

Such an unrealistic post !!

whatup
Community Member
6 years ago

I like finland

SyedKhizar
Community Member
6 years ago

Yummy , but can't think these things to be lunch for kids at school

SyedKhizar
Community Member
6 years ago

Yummy ,, n can't think of these things to be in school

f@temeh
Community Member
6 years ago

Yam Yam!

LauraCheeshi
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm from Spain, and I'm pretty sure spanish kids don't eat that thing. I say it because in Spain, schools don't offer well prepared food.

LauraCheeshi
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm from Spain, and I'm pretty sure any kid eat that thing. Schools don't offer food well prepared.

Alondraal-salem
Community Member
7 years ago

All of these dishes(except the USA and the Ukraine) are absolutely mouth watering... Can I go to these schools instead please?

Marguerite
Community Member
7 years ago

the sad thing about the American lunch is it's even more pathetic in reality. We serve fast food in our cafeterias...

MuhammetNurKartal
Community Member
7 years ago

Want Mediterranean diet

jvcosmo
Community Member
7 years ago

that doesn't happen in brazil.

Yanno
Community Member
7 years ago

The USA lunch looks horrible to me. No way that I want to eat that.

Amanda
Community Member
6 years ago

it looks better than what is actually served here. Sweets are not served and the peas would never look that fresh.

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Friki
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7 years ago

Yeah right... Spain is more like this http://ep01.epimg.net/sociedad/imagenes/2011/09/16/actualidad/1316124005_850215_0000000000_sumario_

GabyDomanais
Community Member
7 years ago

these seem a little bit too good to be true don't you think? no school lunch looks this good... unless it was one of those home made bentos.

Sherlock123
Community Member
7 years ago

I hate my school lunches those ones look amazing! :-)

LilaGrenham
Community Member
7 years ago

Gourmet 5 star schools. What's next ?

Anya
Community Member
7 years ago

Ukraine? That's russian food

JamJar
Community Member
7 years ago

These portion sizes made me lol. Brazilian kids are eating more than the Americans?? Which country has the highest obesity rates again??

MichelleWorth-Kinghorn
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautifully photographed, but I think these are lunches from schools like Hogwarts around the world where they teach magic to trick the eye.

JaimLam
Community Member
7 years ago

These are hyper-stylized and all in the same tray in the most perfect conditions. This is not what an ordinary school lunch looks like.

abigail1016
Community Member
7 years ago

PLEASE, USA gets HALF of that and that looks WAY TO GOOD to come from a school cafe XD

MicheleMitchell
Community Member
7 years ago

I work at a middle school in the USA and we do not serve sweets at all!

JonathanWilson
Community Member
7 years ago

Even before reading the comments below I didn't believe this was real. Why would all schools around the world have the SAME lunch tray!? IJS

MikeTP
Community Member
7 years ago

where is Indian lunch? lol. Brazil lunch looks yummy. i wanna taste it!

MatthewKeifer
Community Member
7 years ago

this is a joke. My students get very very little for lunch everyday.

AlexandredaSilva
Community Member
7 years ago

In Brazil the typical school lunch is white rice, bean and any cheap meat. http://idealmt.com.b.../01/merenda.jpg

GinnyLynn
Community Member
7 years ago

Okay so I'm from the US and i can guarantee that is a full on dinner.. at best . We're lucky to get a sandwich for lunch here.

NikMcFarland
Community Member
7 years ago

All these countries have the exact same trays. This is a very credible stor.

SethAdam
Community Member
7 years ago

Im sure the school lunches don't even come close to these pic's, but I do try to send my daughter with lunches that do look like this :)

GaryJones
Community Member
7 years ago

How could all those countries have the same tray? I call BS!

AlexiaGaiaoReal
Community Member
7 years ago

This is how a school lunch should be hahaha

ChloeAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm moving to Finland :P

PrincipeArchambault
Community Member
7 years ago

I think these are typical country foods... Not school lunches

LittleBitchy
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so fake. I am in middle school and all we get is crap. :)

GunjanDua
Community Member
7 years ago

Food looks very fancy.. It is treat to the eyes for the color and i am sure that lunches anywhere are not so fancy at all...

WilliamBlake
Community Member
7 years ago

Brazil, Spain, S Korea :P

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

In Africa some schools provide brown bread & jam sandwiches with a mug of sweet tea as these kids come from homes where there is no food.

MileneToda
Community Member
7 years ago

As a 24y braziliam girl, I lived my entire life in Brazil and never saw anything like that "Braziliam Lunch" in schools here.

EricaGoodman
Community Member
7 years ago

Italy

FreddieFarnarkle
Community Member
7 years ago

In Australia for years it would be a pie and chips....now its "nude food" local farmers delivering excess produce until Liberalfunding cut.

PiNeAPplES
Community Member
7 years ago

The American one is pretty on point except they forgot the microwaved mini "cheese burgers"

Nazli
Community Member
7 years ago

lol that food looks to good to be school lunch lol

EmmaGreensmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I am an English teacher in South Korea and this isn't quite right... Kimchi though, for sure.

Silvia
Community Member
7 years ago

Also, this is what a real school lunch looks like in France: http://p5.storage.ca...34/48620532.jpg

BarbaraKistler
Community Member
7 years ago

Our school lunches are awful. Everything comes from a box.

TerryMildon
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is a semi representation of school lunches

SamuelPetrikov
Community Member
7 years ago

That's not true about Brazil. Here, the politicals steals the money from the lunch. Sad. =/

KarenKaija
Community Member
7 years ago

Korean middle school lunches are amazing! Served hot and taste home-made with lots of variety every week.

IreneFluit
Community Member
7 years ago

I was going to say wow! Kids in New Zealand bring lunch from home but some unfortunately don't get anything :(

JoeRenzetti
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like some foodie hipster went to Whole Foods and created a bunch of made-up ethnic meals then threw in a McDonalds inspired USA lunch.

ShannonMcClureMoore
Community Member
7 years ago

From a kid in middle school it makes me want to move to France so I don't have to eat prison food

EduardoBrittoMacedoSoares
Community Member
7 years ago

Noooooooooooooooooooot

DieterUrrutia
Community Member
7 years ago

Just the author´s idea of how lunches must be around, I´m mexican and let me give you a hit: there are no tacos nor burritos in kid´s lunch

ColeTheBubbles
Community Member
7 years ago

Why does the usa get the crap food?

ErikaGalland
Community Member
7 years ago

In France we would not have 2 fruits but one and more likely a yoghurt, no camembert for children (What a stereotype!), but have some carbs

SalMallen
Community Member
7 years ago

hahahahahahahahaha that's the funniest post ever!

NataliaLee
Community Member
7 years ago

1. italy 2. greece 3. spain

JeroenvanderWoude
Community Member
7 years ago

Please do not believe this article. It is all made up nu somberst who felt the urge to make pictures of his canteen plate. Load of cr..

dianamdg
Community Member
7 years ago

I think the ideia was to show how different diets are around the world (in the form of school lunches). I liked it very much! :)

CarolKolefas
Community Member
7 years ago

please click on source If this was you child or relatives school project and she recieved all these negative comments can u retract yours NO

CarolKolefas
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you for sharing this school girl presentation. To those with negative comment Please read source! CLICK source of story

RosemaryTurpin
Community Member
7 years ago

Well, on reading the comments, I can see that I was completely taken in! My school lunches back in the 1960s weren`t that good either!

RosemaryTurpin
Community Member
7 years ago

¸Well, Finland appears to have no, or very little, protein, Ukraine and U.S. look a little stodgy, but Italy and Brazil look the best to me!

LucyRoberts
Community Member
7 years ago

Its just an idea of what the different countries eat... It doesnt mean they actually have it for lunch....

rickhctep(Rick45)
Community Member
7 years ago

The female cooks stole most of the meat meant for our school meals in the 50's.

Brix-TX
Community Member
7 years ago

Do we have to have political bias on even frivolous (abeit enjoyable) sites like this? This piece is manufactured to take a shot at the US.

SchneckSchnegel
Community Member
7 years ago

And where are any proteins? These are rations from a Nazi concentration camp?

GretaBrownson
Community Member
7 years ago

At our school we have pizza and salads.

FernandaSaraiva
Community Member
7 years ago

brazil's is totally wrong

DebbieAshmon
Community Member
7 years ago

I think the USA needs to get a grip and feed our children some real food.

IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago

We very simple and not so healthy lunches at school but I suppose our cook was great because I remember them being delicious.

IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago

In Estonia that was. I don´t know the situation today. Except a lot of people are complaining that there is no vegetarian or vegan option.

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PedroSoares
Community Member
7 years ago

This is not the Brazil that I live, sorry

JoyceBlessing
Community Member
7 years ago

you expect me to believe that finland serves? fresh fruit and no fish

CalliopeKilpela
Community Member
7 years ago

They have berries, and they don't eat fish every day. Thursday is hernekeitto :)

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PaulSlowinsky
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like nice restaurants :D

MuhammadFauziIsmail
Community Member
7 years ago

i want them all :D

SmallCaz
Community Member
7 years ago

Ours is vaguely accurate (the french one) but it's the blandest one there.

WouterdeRoos
Community Member
7 years ago

In the Netherlands you have to bring your own lunch. And if you live close to your home, you can have lunch at home! What could be better?

WouterdeRoos
Community Member
7 years ago

I went to private school in Italy and trust me, all you get is pasta (which is fine!) No way you get a 3 course meal!

ptridimas
Community Member
7 years ago

When I went to school, we used to go outside & buy souvlaki at breaks between lessons. Unfortunately we did not & dont have lunches at schoo

AjayBagga
Community Member
7 years ago

If I got any of those, I'd never miss school

AjayBagga
Community Member
7 years ago

If I got any of those I'd go to school everyday

Ari92
Community Member
7 years ago

This is how the author thinks the lunch look like

AshrafAlhashmy
Community Member
7 years ago

it's just a work of imagination,he thinks other countries have school launch. every meal inspired by the country's cuisine.most likly he USA

JiaXuanTan
Community Member
7 years ago

In singapore we eat anything we can buy at the canteen

IreneZuin
Community Member
7 years ago

I 'm From italy and when I was at lchool my lunch was ugly! Here students are not lucky enough to have a meal like the one in the photo!

Fernandito
Community Member
7 years ago

The monthly menu of a school in Madrid. http://www.apaunamuno.org/wordpress/?cat=31

Fernandito
Community Member
7 years ago

I am Spanish, our menu is not exactly that. Of course, please change the lemon to orange, nobody takes a lemon dessert.

CristinaVinci
Community Member
7 years ago

These lunch boxes are - unfortunately - way more appealing in picture than in reality. I would love to see a vegetarian option, though!

MarkTaranto
Community Member
7 years ago

I know what I want, because Chocolate Chip Cookies!

SarahMartin
Community Member
7 years ago

Lol im in US and our lunches were awesome. Theres not really a good way to compare them because every school district has different food.

DavidDimalanta
Community Member
7 years ago

What about school lunch in Philippines?

CatMiles
Community Member
7 years ago

More propaganda to make the U.S. Look bad. Shameful.

emilykloos
Community Member
7 years ago

The France and Greece lunches look good ! ! !

ClaudiaBravo
Community Member
7 years ago

I wish my school lunches resembled anything like that! Anyway... Anything but the USA lunch - I don't do processed stuff. Was that chicken?!

LidiyaIvannikova
Community Member
7 years ago

USA and Ukraine suck

MarinaSimioni
Community Member
7 years ago

Lol! If any kid in brasil had this lunch we would be lucky! That's too far from reality, and I feel bad for it

DavidR.Mandel
Community Member
7 years ago

I would take Brazilian plate!!! :-)

DawnBilsback
Community Member
7 years ago

anywhere but here

AustinNguyen
Community Member
7 years ago

These look too good to be school lunch... just look at the USA one and tell me that that's not BS

JustinWisniewski
Community Member
7 years ago

This is such anti-American BS.

ElizabethAnne
Community Member
7 years ago

All of this looks so delicious 0.0

MarissaKingsley
Community Member
7 years ago

Take me to Italy, and send me back to school please.

FuchsDavid
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7 years ago

France without bread? I'm not sure about that.

NOuaPAtru
Community Member
7 years ago

Same tray but rotated, same table. Lighting differs. But yea... 9.5 k likes so far. You go!

AngeloArede
Community Member
7 years ago

In Brazil it's not like that.

AeroWang
Community Member
7 years ago

France > USA > Spain > Brazil > Greece

Community Member
7 years ago

Lol in NZ I had the choice of a marmite or jam sandwich (no butter or margarine) maybe a apple too if I was lucky

JarkaNachlingerova
Community Member
7 years ago

This is how the lunch looks like in my house ;-)

CharlineDurand-Wolff
Community Member
7 years ago

/Users/charlinedurand-wolff/Desktop/1460284_10202614053486183_128808918_n.jpg this was my lunch today in french public school , not so bad!

WilliamMiddleton
Community Member
7 years ago

The Brazilian one looks the best.

BrunoMagalhães
Community Member
7 years ago

Mentira! No Brazil não é assim.

MaciejMaciejewicz
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7 years ago

http://www.prw.pl/im.../zUnw8j8g28.jpg - POLAND :D

AriWonderland
Community Member
7 years ago

An this is lunch in any Cuban school...disgusting, believe me!http://www.miscelane...ges/bandeja.jpg

AriWonderland
Community Member
7 years ago

And this is lunch in any Cuban school...disgusting, believe me!http://www.miscelane...ges/bandeja.jpg

Community Member
7 years ago

i'm italian and i've never seen something like that even if in italy there is the greatest food

DeAnnHardistyWeidmann
Community Member
7 years ago

Having lived in Switzerland, schools do not offer lunch. Kids go home to eat, and if they need lunch at school it is around $10 per meal.

ChrisMp
Community Member
7 years ago

What a bunch of bull shit!

SmileyRie
Community Member
7 years ago

Dang! I'd take any of those over the States

AlissaMyers
Community Member
7 years ago

I just ate lunch with my kids in the Capitol of America and we had 6 mini corn dogs and a fruit cup. Sad.

MayaAb
Community Member
7 years ago

Italy and Spain for sure!

EmilieAnne
Community Member
7 years ago

No no, these are what we WISHED our school lunches in every country looked like. Lol

DavidPetley
Community Member
7 years ago

wishful thinking on the part of the creator, and some OK food photography

DavidPetley
Community Member
7 years ago

wishful thinking, unlimited funds

νικόλτσικόλσκώλυξ
Community Member
7 years ago

it depends on how much money a country spends on food and it affects their knowledge and their future preferences

BrunoMonteiro
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm brazilian and yes, we do have a huge variety of every sort of food you can think of, but that's not our regular menu depicted there.

ConstantinCiprianCorogianu
Community Member
7 years ago

Are they all using the same kind of trays and tables?

DebbieWeaver
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm pretty sure most of the general public don't eat that well in some of those countries at their main meal let alone a school lunch !

PärFransson
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7 years ago

Follow me on FB. Mat i skolan (food in school). I am a chef serving 650 free schoollunches every dag.Share it to the world.

JoaquinSurribas
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm Spanish and have NEVER seen anything like that...totally different in real life. Cereals bread barely exists here and lemmon to dessert?

MaggieSorrels
Community Member
7 years ago

Brazil and France for sure the best. Worse was US and Ukraine.

IngridaGaile
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks too nice to be true... i would choose France

TraikoKapitanov
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7 years ago

Anywhere but USA ...

LucieHadáčková
Community Member
7 years ago

Italy, Brasil, Greece (y)

LittleBitchy
Community Member
7 years ago

I wish our crappy caf, food was like that

SarahofBorg
Community Member
7 years ago

Man I would pay a lot of money to get those at a normal restaurant!

LiselotteSels
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7 years ago

What are the things in the US plate in the lower right corner? And what is the substance in the lower left corner? Italy looks so tasty...

TabithaDowney
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7 years ago

Looks like chicken nuggets and mashed.potatoes

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AnaCuervo
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7 years ago

That look more like a fancy restaurant dinner. I'm sure brazilian kids don´t have that amount of food, they are poor like us, in Mexico.

SêniFaus
Community Member
7 years ago

Where is portugal??!!

Apatsi
Community Member
7 years ago

lol... this is definetely what the creator thinks school lunches are... because i am greek and let me tell you, we have no school lunches.

ZoeKass
Community Member
7 years ago

lol! my thoughts exactly.. Maybe in some private school, who knows..

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RiikkaAlatalo
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7 years ago

I'm from Finland and I have NEVER seen anything like that in schools! :D It's totally different in real life.

KarenKaija
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7 years ago

But the food looked really good, though :)

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RenataAmaro
Community Member
7 years ago

this is ridiculous! not even in private schools in Brazil children will eat like this! most of them don't even have lunch in schools

FerryFox
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7 years ago

Many in Brazil even don't lunch in days

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mflower3845
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7 years ago

America's school lunch looks absolutely pathetic compared to those other school lunches.

ChrisMp
Community Member
7 years ago

First of all the school lunches shown are not real school lunches. Second, in most countries there are no school lunches.

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DanielaKonečná
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7 years ago

would be better if people from different countries sent a pic of their school meal coz I dont believe it looks like this in those countries.

ByrdieGaither
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7 years ago

That's a marvelous idea. True journalism! While acceptable for FOOD Network magazine, these photos are too stylized. Nice idea though.

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IoanaBalota
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7 years ago

http://inpascani.ro/.../lapte-corn.jpg This is Romania's...so stop complaining so much!

LuciFee
Community Member
7 years ago

I know, right?! Back in my days, I didn't even get a school lunch. I would've probably appreciated the loaf and milk too.

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BanuEdizsoy
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7 years ago

looks like all schools have gourmet cooks

KurtHood
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like they all bought the same old wood planks as well

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VeselinaGalabova
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7 years ago

omg the Italian option looks amazing, and I also agree that the US option is simply pathetic compared to the other ones!

DaniVincenti-Nesca
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7 years ago

sorry to disappoint you, but I'm Italian, and I have NEVER seen anything like that in Italian schools!

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KarolineHansen
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7 years ago

I'm not sure this is an accurate representation, it is relying on stereotypical foods tbh. Trust me, I think many schools have it far worse.

MariReynolds
Community Member
7 years ago

If someone is going to truly compare school lunches around the world, photograph REAL lunches around the world, not made up props.

RobertSzekely
Community Member
7 years ago

food in school never looks this good

Thrix_Mayet
Community Member
7 years ago

If someone might be curious about what's usually served in Italy -> http://www.centotrat...MensaUnibo2.jpg

enaki
Community Member
7 years ago

You forgot your bread

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ЈеленаС.Беба
Community Member
7 years ago

In Serbia children gets one roll or bagel...

nesa
Community Member
7 years ago

ili sendvic obicni ..

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JeremieGuerra
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7 years ago

I want to go back to Korea! The food is so good!

LouieNeira
Community Member
7 years ago

Sadly, it seems the only genuine school meal belongs to the US. The rest appear to be something out of a creative photographer's imagination

solid2
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7 years ago

You forget this one: http://imageshack.co.../982/N546w1.jpg

СандраРаденковић
Community Member
7 years ago

Greece!!! ^_^

Sonya Bamboo
Community Member
4 years ago

They forgot Japan...

JudyDowney
Community Member
6 years ago

unrealistic!

Annabowlanoodles
Community Member
6 years ago

Isn't it funny how the U.S. lunch looked like crap next to the other counties lunches, and it's still ten times better than what kids get in school? Ten fcking chicken nuggets? When I was in school you were lucky if you got five of those things, and no way would you get a cookie and an entire fruit cup. Also the peas wouldn't even look relatively fresh, no they were straight out of a bulk can.

JasmineSpicer
Community Member
7 years ago

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/what-school-lunches-look-like-in-20-countries-arou#.eo7YvM5lOq

Amanda
Community Member
6 years ago

way more realistic

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thatunicornthough
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh wow they all use the same trays!

thatunicornthough
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm from Finland but I also visit Greece very frequently..I've never seen any lunch box similar to that

Silvia
Community Member
7 years ago

Would have been more interesting if the photographer would have actually gone into school canteens to photograph the reality.

RogerPersolo
Community Member
7 years ago

Brazilian schools doesn't give lunch. As far as I know, even colleges doesn't give'em. You gotta buy, and it's not even like this.

MarkusPetman
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm amazed how the tables look like the same around the world!

RebeccaTittle
Community Member
7 years ago

yeah, that French lunch is all lies. so is the USA. though the French one is so much better than here. More and better food.

Arjan
Community Member
7 years ago

Like every school in one nation serves the exact same lunch...! France doesn't make any sense, a piece of brie cheese.., where's the bread?

LydiaGarner
Community Member
7 years ago

Apple and Brie is often eaten together.

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Ladislav Pollo
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8 months ago

totaly unreal...

Jon Stuart
Community Member
8 months ago

Bollocks. The french cook food properly the USA eats s**t. Simples. Not a true representative of school food (my public school had great food) but a truth of different cultures and how others care about other children (FUUSA)

Florence Mullot
Community Member
8 months ago

I'm French, and nop... XD We don't have that kind of lunches

Erin Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

I lived in Italy, and the only real is USA! All around kids eat chicken nuggets! Don’t trust this! 😡

Brie Newell
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks spot on for USA

Amanda
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm American and I never got school lunches like that. The fruit cups and chicken looks right. But my school is not allowed to serve desserts for children's health. Also, the peas would never be that green and fresh. Some of the other countries look like they came from fancy restaurants! I assume they're also exaggerated?

AnyaSimon
Community Member
6 years ago

If you think the us is pathetic you should see what's in the UK.... In my school we either had a cup of slimy pasta or a tiny jacket potato

MariaLarsson
Community Member
6 years ago

What, no sloppy joes or corndogs? :)

darkphoenix
Community Member
6 years ago

I live in USA, and the lunches really look that bad! Taste even worse.

MariaLarsson
Community Member
6 years ago

the cookies are pretty good though :)

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