Each day in the United States, over 32 million students eat lunches from their school cafeterias. The food consumed accounts for more than half of each students daily calorie intake – which therefore makes the school cafeteria that much more important in delivering healthy food and preventing child obesity. Unfortunately, if you grew up going to an American school and eating food in the cafeteria, it is unlikely you got the most delicious and healthy food. Yet, if you grew up going to a school in another country around the world, you may have had a different experience.
SweetGreen is a chain of salad restaurants that run the SweetGreen in Schools program. Used to educate youth about healthy eating, sustainability and fitness, they’ve kickstarted the conversation by creating a photo series displaying the variety of foods you would typically get in other countries. It’s quite interesting to see what other nations feed their bright minds.
France: Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese, and fruit.