American school lunches never seemed very appetizing. However, many countries including Italy serve healthy and delicious meals to students.
A revealing photo series which documents school lunches around the world shows numerous images contrasting meals. The series was created to bring attention to school lunches and connect children to real food.
The countries included Italy, Finland, France, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, Ukraine, Spain, and the USA. Surely enough, the lunch served in the USA is the least healthy and most processed.
Italy serves “Local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, Caprese salad, baguette, and some grapes”. America serves, “Fried ‘popcorn’ chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup, and a chocolate chip cookie“.
Approximately 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday. It is evident that they are not getting efficient nutrients and are consuming extremely processed foods. Therefore, it may be a better option to pack your child lunch!