School Lunch

What are your children eating at school?

Parents worldwide can breath a collective sigh of relief. They will be soon relieved of their full-time day care duties as it’s time for their little ones to toddle back to school.

Throughout the summer, you could exert a certain degree of control over what your children are eating and ensure they had at least some nutritious and balanced meals. Now that your children are back in full-time education, you are likely to have to give up control over the food your children consume at lunchtime, especially if school dinners are compulsory.

While the worldwide phenomenon of healthy eating has been gathering momentum over the past few years, school lunches are still somewhat lagging behind. Although efforts are being made to keep children healthy at school, with major changes taking place across cafeterias worldwide, much to the annoyance of many adolescents, some countries come out on top, while others still have a long way to go.

Here is a selection of the best, the worst and the weirdest school lunches from around the world:

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