What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

Sweetgreen, a set of restaurants, decided to compare what school children eat for lunch around the world. Their research, a series of photographs of the typical lunch kids are given in the cafeteria.  In most countries, schools try to give kids a portion of healthy food.  It’s fascinating to see the different approaches various countries take depending on their culture and climate.  Here are some photographs of delicious meals served to children!


school lunch

Fish on arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette, grapes.


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

South Korea

school lunch

Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi, fresh vegetables.


school lunch

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


school lunch

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


school lunch

Pea soup, beets, carrot salad, bread, pannakkau (dessert pancake), fresh berries.


school lunch

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


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

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