9 Photos Showing How School Lunches Look Around The World, And America’s Looks Least Appealing

Published 6 years ago

The National School Lunch Program (NPL) provide lunches to nearly 31 million students in the United States, so providing decent meals for everybody might be difficult at times. Sweetgreen, a chain salad restaurant that runs The Sweetgreen in Schools program, has recently created an interesting photo series showing different lunches around the world.

The program aims to educate youth about the importance of healthy eating and fitness, and to highlight that, they created a photo series showing various school lunches from all over the world. From fancy Italian to simple yet filling Ukrainian lunches, and you’ll be surprised when you see them compared to America’s.

Check out the lunches in the gallery below!


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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

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