What School Lunches Look Like In 24 Countries

Check out these school lunches in different countries and maybe you'll start giving your children lunch instead of money.


Are you aware that on an average 32 million children in the US eat food from the cafetria? The calories that they consume in these school lunches cover almost half of their daily needed. This shows that cafeteria food is one of the major reasons for obesity in children.

The school lunches are different and unique in each country. Each one is different then the other and at times each one is more fattening then the other. So next time before you give your children lunch money, just make sure they’re eating healthy food. We have compiled a list of the most common school lunches given to studens in 24 countries. Check the list of school lunches below and see which one is the most common in your country.

24. Ukraine

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Mashed potatoes with sausage, borscht, cabbage and syrniki (a dessert pancake). Source

23. Czech Republic

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22. Estonia

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21. Honduras

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20. Iran

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19. UK

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18. Taiwan

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17. Sweden

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16. Spain

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Sautéed shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread and an orange. Source

15. South Korea

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Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi and fresh veggies. Source

14. Slovakia

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13. Singapore

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12. Philippines

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11. Kenya

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10. Brazil

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Pork with mixed veggies, black beans and rice, salad, bread and baked plantains. Source

9. Chile

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8. China

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7. Finland

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Pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread and pannakkau (dessert pancake) with fresh berries. Source

6. France

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Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese and fresh fruit. Source

5. Ghana

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4. Greece

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Baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, fresh oranges, and greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds. Source

3. Italy

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Local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette and some grapes. Source

2. Japan

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1. USA

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Fried ‘popcorn’ chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie. Source

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