What do schoolchildren in other countries eat for lunch?
To raise awareness about the importance of school lunch menus, US restaurant chain Sweetgreen released a series of photographs that compare what children around the world are eating for lunch.
Did you know that on a typical day, 32 million children in the U.S. eat cafeteria food? Or that most of these students consume over half of their daily calories at school? School cafeterias are one of the biggest areas of opportunity that exist in the battle against childhood obesity. Recently there has been discussion about what constitutes a quality lunch, so we took a look at some typical school meals around the world, and how our own country stacks up.
Pork with mixed veggies, black beans and rice, salad, bread and baked plantains.
Pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread and pannakkau (dessert pancake) with fresh berries.
Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese and fresh fruit.
Baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, fresh oranges, and greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds.
Local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette and some grapes.
Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi and fresh veggies.
Sautéed shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread and an orange.
Mashed potatoes with sausage, borscht, cabbage and syrniki (a dessert pancake).
Fried ‘popcorn’ chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie.
Which country do you think has the healthiest school lunches?