That was very interesting to see school meals from around the world.
The lunches we had at my schools didn't look anything like what they showed for the USA pictures, but our lunches weren't all that better, either. You
could almost say that the lunches we had were as bland as what the Philippians has.
There was the main dish (chicken nuggets, steak fingers, etc) that usually came with mashed potatoes and gravy, or something similar, plus a roll.
Then you could get a side of vegetables (either corn, green beans, peas, or carrots; once a week there was mixed vegetables (that I would put good
money on was just the leftovers)) or fruit (either diced pears or fruit cocktail). You didn't have to get fruit or veggies, but it was included in the
cost. The main dish changed every day, but they also always had pizza (the cheese was literally plastic, and it was cut into a rectangle), baked
potatoes, salad, and some type of Mexican (normally tacos). There was also a snack cart that had bagged chips and sweets, similar to things found in a
I cringe thinking about the food I grew up on, but I do miss it sometimes. There was something about the rolls with the gravy that was so good. It was
all processed crap that had no nutritional value whatsoever, but it still fed everyone just fine. I'm not saying the food doesn't need to be improved,
but its not like it was exactly killing anyone, either.
I went to the website of the school district that I went to for all my years in school, and found the menus for August and September. From look at the
high school menu, things are still the same.
Here's a typical menu for me in high school
August/September lunch menu
And here's a link for menus for elementary, middle, and high school (plus Shannon, a school for kids that either couldn't get along with others or
wanted to finish high school early). Scroll down to the bottom of the page and clink on the link.
Menus for all schools
edit on 14-8-2011 by riddle6 because: (no reason