9 Photos That Show What Kids Get For School Lunches Around The World

Many debates have been brought to the spotlight over school lunches in the United States.  Are they nutrious, affordable and quick (because most kids only have 10 minutes to eat)

“The National School Lunch Program (NPL), which provides low-cost or free lunches, serves an upwards of 31 million students at 92 percent of U.S. public and private schools.”

Kids around the world eat lunch but what do they have for lunch?  How does it compare to the U.S  school lunches?  Scroll down below to compare plates!


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


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


Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese and fresh fruit


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

South Korea

Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi and fresh veggies


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


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


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


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

What do you think of our school lunches?  Should our kids only pack lunches?

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