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This Is What School Lunches Look Like In 16 Countries Around The World


Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day but lunch is probably the most exciting. People are always looking forward to lunchtime! Growing up in an American school system, you probably had something like:

  • Chicken nuggets
  • a PB & J sandwich
  • Lunchables

But you probably never had anything like rice and kimchi, or rice and curry. Kids around the world are used to eating school lunches that may be completely different to the ones that you’re used to.

In this gallery, viewers get to see what school lunches look like in different countries all around the globe. Are you familiar with any of these food items?   

Taiwan – In this country, school children get a hearty meal of rice, veggies, a meat side dish, and tofu in broth. 


Slovakia – It’s important to get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. The kids in Slovakia are making sure they meet their daily intake by eating some tomatoes, apples, and kiwis alongside the rest of their lunch.

slovakia lunch

Singapore – In this Asian country, Singaporean children get a variety of side dishes that complement their main noodle dish. 

Singapore lunch

Czech Republic – Curry and rice is a popular lunch option in this country. Kids also get to slurp down some delicious soup while they chow down on their meal.


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