how do school lunches around the world look?

School kids need all the proper nutrients to grow and learn. Having a healthy school lunch is a necessity, but many countries fail to understand that this.

If we take a closer look, we’ll see that some countries take their school lunches more seriously than others. Brazil, South Korea, and Italy have mouthwatering meals, which cannot be said for the US.

In the United States, the average school lunch might consist of fried chicken, a whole-grain roll, and salad. In France, however, students get plates filled with salmon or steak and ratatouille.

Check out what school lunch looks like in these nine countries and share your thoughts about the most nutritious and delicious ones!

#1 United States

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

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

#2 Italy

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

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

#3 Ukraine

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

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

#4 Finland

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

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

#5 South Korea

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi and fresh veggies.

#6 France

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese and fresh fruit.

#7 Spain

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

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

#8 Greece

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

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

#9 Brazil

how do school lunches around the world look?
how do school lunches around the world look?

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