We have all heard that according to the latest policy changes schools will serve “healthier” lunches. But, they may want to speed this process because lunches served in other countries make the US lunches look poor and unhealthy.
Do you remember the little square pizza they served in middle schools? For many students it was the favorite meal. But, lunches offered today are pathetic when compared to other countries.
When Michelle Obama supported the idea of serving healthy lunches in school, nobody thought that her role will not be taken seriously.
When parents send their kids to school, they believe that their loved ones get both good education and healthy food. Many kids get their only meal at school.
This means that schools should serve healthy meals for all the kids that depend on these meals, right?
The US should serve healthy, whole-grain meals that will benefit student’s health, and do not jeopardize their health and expose them to a higher risk of severe health conditions.
Here is what other countries serve for lunch:
In Italy students get local fish and arugula, pasta and tomato sauce, Caprese salad, baguette, and grapes.
Finnish students eat pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread, and pancake topped with fresh berries as a dessert.
Schools in France serve steak, carrots, green beans, cheese, and fresh fruit,
Brazilian students eat pork and veggies, black beans and rice, salad, bread, and baked plantains.
5. South Korea
Schools in South Korea offer fish soup, tofu and rice, kimchi, and fresh veggies.
Greek children get roast chicken and orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, ornge, and pomegranate seeds sprinkled over Greek yoghurt.
In Ukraine students eat mashed potatoes and sausages, borscht, cabbage, and a pancake.
Schools in Spain serve sauteed shrimps over brown rice and veggies, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread, and oranges.
And American students eat fried “popcorn” chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, a fruit cup, and chocolate chip cookies.
There were no artificial fruits or veggies on any of the plates served in other countries. Their schools serve fresh vegetables and fruits. Why is it so hard for the US to do the same?
Fruit cups are packed with fructose corn syrup (sugar) and the chicken nuggets are high in sodium and carbs. The US schools have to step up their nutritional policy when it comes to meals served in schools.
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