These School Lunches From Around The World Should Embarrass The U.S.

These School Lunches From Around The World Should Embarrass The U.S.

You’ve heard talk about how schools are going to make their lunches “healthier” for their students, right? They need to speed up their process because other countries are making the U.S. lunches look bad.


Does anyone remember the little square pizzas they used to serve at lunch in middle school? Those were my favorite! But, the lunches that get served in schools in the U.S. are pathetic compared to other countries. I thought Michelle Obama was all about the healthy foods being served in schools? It looks like her role wasn’t taken seriously.

When kids go to school they should feel safe, know they can get a healthy meal, and get a good education. A lot of kids only get meals when they go to school, so shouldn’t the schools provide healthy foods for the kids that depend on those meals? The U.S. should be providing healthy, whole-grain foods that will benefit a child’s health, not decrease their health and put them at risk for serious health conditions.

These are what other countries are making their school lunches look like.

1. Italy


They’re serving local fish on top of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, Caprese salad, baguette, and grapes.

2. Finland


They’re serving pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread, and a dessert pancake topped with fresh berries.

3. France


They’re serving steak, carrots, green beans, cheese, and fresh fruit

4. Brazil


They’re serving pork mixed with vegetables, black beans and rice, salad, bread, and baked plantains.

5. South Korea

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They’re serving fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi, and fresh vegetables.

6. Greece


They’re serving baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, fresh oranges, and greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds.

7. Ukraine


They’re serving mashed potatoes with sausage, borscht, cabbage, and a dessert pancake.

8. Spain


They’re serving sauteed shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread, and an orange.

Then you have the United States who are serving their students fried “popcorn” chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, a fruit cup, and a chocolate chip cookie.


You didn’t see any artificial fruits or vegetables on any of the other plates in different countries. They all had fresh vegetables and fruits. Why can’t the U.S. do they same? Fruit cups have high amounts of fructose corn syrup (sugar) and those fried popcorn chicken nuggets are packed with sodium and carbs. Needless to say, the U.S. needs to step up their nutritional game when it comes to school lunches.


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