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
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.
Singapore – In this Asian country, Singaporean children get a variety of side dishes that complement their main noodle dish.
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.
Sweden – In Sweden, some lunch options include beans, peas, carrot, potatoes, salad, and stir fried veggies.
France – This common French meal looks like something we could see people eating in America. The main dish includes coucous with stir friend vegetables and a steak. And to add a bit more green to their plate, there’s a side salad for added nutrients.
Spain – Even though this meal is served in a plastic tray, we think it’s fancy enough to be served in a restaurant. Tomato soup, rice, and prawns? Yes, please!
Iran – The Iranians keep things a bit more minimal when it comes to lunch time. Plain white rice, with a steamed tomato, and meat loaf is enough to energize you for the rest of your school day.
Ukraine – Mashed potato lovers will probably enjoy this meal. The mashed potatoes are accompanied by some sausage, some type of flat bread, and sauerkraut.
But if that’s not their thing, they could also opt for a chicken and vegetable soup and nibble on some fermented soybeans commonly known as natto.
Brazil – Brazilian school kids get to feast like kings during their lunch hour with white rice, beans, meat, veggies, salad, a roll, and a banana.
China – Rice seems to be the popular food of choice when it comes to making lunch for school grade children. Here we see rice with fish covered in teriyaki sauce.
India – In India it’s no surprise to see that one of the most popular lunches is rice and curry. This meal is accompanied with a hard boiled egg and yogurt.