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School lunches of the world

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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I found this interesting story showing pics of what kids eat at lunch around the world. Strangely enough, only a few of the poorest countries look like they have it worse off than the kids in the US.


What kids of the world eat at school

You are what you eat. In some countries kids are fed with really delicious food, in some – with food rich in nutrients and vitamins, while in others kids do not get enough vitamins from food at all.

Today I learned something new

The Asian countries have the best looking food IMO.

Japan


Korea


Taiwan


Singapore


Phillipines


Some of these pics make me wish I was back in school myself so I could chow down on those delicious school lunches. Then reality hits and I remember what typical American school lunches look like.


USA


Then they have some countries that look like they're dining at a fancy restaurant.

Belarus


Even some of the South American countries have better food than us.

Brazil


Chile


Then some are pretty poor but, I'm still not sure its worse than the USA lunch. At least she looks happy to have it.

Honduras


The African countries have it pretty rough.

Kenya


Ghana


Some of the food in the European countries is just plain weird.

UK


France

French fries in France
and, what the heck is that thing on the left?



Holy crap, is that a steak!

Estonia


Czech Republic


Slovakia


Italy

Pasta, why am I not shocked?



There are more pics at the website: Today I learned something new



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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Yep the Asian food deffo looks best to me.....



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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I think that thing in the picture from France is an Artichoke....I think.

But...Is that Oysters the french kids are eating???



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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S&F

I'm always looking for stuff like this on account of people complaining how expensive good food is. The USA spends a ridiculous amount LESS than most other countries around the world on food.

$1 Menu's have made Americans think you can actually eat for a $1. WTF?

I'm gonna do some digging and see if I can find percentages of food spent at school compared to other parts of the budget....

Oh, and that green thing: An artichoke. :-)



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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thing on left is artichoke, I love those!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Thanks for the thread. It was interesting to see what kids around the world are eating. And I agree, the asian meals look pretty good. Sadly, the depiction of the US meal is pretty spot on. I have eaten the meals at my children's school, and the representation fits.

My heart ached when viewing the poorer country's meals. You know those children are glad to receive that food.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by ConspiraCity
thing on left is artichoke, I love those!


Just goes to show the limited American palate I guess. I might have to try one sometime.


Cooking

In the US, large globe artichokes are most frequently prepared for cooking by removing all but 5–10 millimetres (0.2–0.4 in) or so of the stem, and (optionally) cutting away about a quarter of each scale with scissors. This removes the thorns on some varieties that can interfere with handling the leaves when eating. Then, the artichoke is boiled or steamed until tender. The core of the stem, which tastes like the artichoke heart, is edible once the stem's fibrous exterior has been removed

If boiling, salt can be added to the water, if desired. It may be preferable not to cover the pot while the artichokes are boiled, so the acids will boil out into the air. Covered artichokes, particularly those that have been cut, can turn brown due to the enzymatic browning and chlorophyll oxidation. If not cooked immediately, placing them in water lightly acidulated with vinegar or lemon juice prevents the discoloration.

Leaves are often removed one at a time and the fleshy base part is eaten, sometimes dipped in hollandaise, vinegar, butter, mayonnaise, aioli, lemon juice or other sauces, with the fibrous upper part of each leaf being discarded; the heart is then eaten when the inedible choke has been discarded after being carefully peeled away from the base. The thin leaves covering the choke are mostly edible.

Wiki

Sounds like a lot of work though...


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But...Is that Oysters the french kids are eating???


When I first saw the pic, I thought they were some type of fruit like prunes or dates or something but, I think you're right.

Those French really do start their kids on eating weird stuff early. I wonder if they get escargot at school to?

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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Maybe its just me but I dont have the ability to pick apart the nutritional value of the food based on looks alone...


 
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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What is that in the czec republic photo? Raw egg on a brownie?



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Cor that Asian food at the top has made me really hungry!

I used to hate school dinners, I still don't like English food very much at all, and my Dad used to make my snap (packed lunch). He would make me cheese and date sandwiches
yummy!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Hehe @ raw egg! No...I think its an Apricot

Not sure what is underneath it tho!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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Although its not related to school lunches I think this can share a common ground as far as unhealthy food being served.

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by showintail
What is that in the czec republic photo? Raw egg on a brownie?


They also have the butt ugliest serving trays I've ever seen. Just looking at that tray made me lose my appetite.

YEACHHH!

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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Oh good grief, when I first saw the picture before reading underneath, I thought that was prison food....which is bad enough as it is but as food for Soldiers that is appalling...it looks really minging




posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
But...Is that Oysters the french kids are eating???
It looks like mussels.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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Believe me it tastes worse then what it looks, not all but most of it anyway. At that point I welcomed Iraqi food with a passion just to get away from what they served us frequently.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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Yep, those are deffo Mussel's
I wonder if they serve them hot, and fresh...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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Not sure if this is true, or maybe this is the most healthiest option, because i saw a show recently on british lunches at school and it was like tatter tots and all sorts of other rubbish, same with the US lunch. Unless these are like best of the best lunches that are available like once a week or something.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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At least they got a school lunch. In Italy, in most schools, we bring the food from home, just some " panino "
( bread ) and crackers, fruits, just like that.
Only elementary schools have cantines and they suck. The food is always a bit cold or too hot, burned, and not good.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
I think that thing in the picture from France is an Artichoke....I think.

But...Is that Oysters the french kids are eating???


Artichoke, yes, those other things aren't oysters, oysters are flatter, and greyish whitish shells. They could be mussels.


That one pic does look like an egg on a brownie

I hope it's an apricot....



Maybe its just me but I dont have the ability to pick apart the nutritional value of the food based on looks alone...


Look for lots of colour, fruits and vegies types of colour....

Italy looks very tasty, as does the Asian food



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