Food is the fuel for our existence. In a sense, the saying “you are what you eat” has a large amount of truth to it. Take a look at school cafeterias lunches from countries around the world, and see how they compare to a typical American lunch.
After seeing what other countries are feeding their children, it’s no wonder the United States has one of the largest and rapidly rising obesity rates in the world.
Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese, and fresh fruit
Pork with mixed veggies, black beans and rice, salad, bread, and baked plantains
Local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette, and some grapes
Mashed potatoes with sausage, borscht, cabbage, and syrniki (a dessert pancake)
Pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread, and pannukakku (dessert pancake) with fresh berries
Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi, and fresh veggies
Baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, fresh oranges, and Greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds
Sautéed shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread, and an orange
Fried “popcorn” chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie
Information gathered from Upworthy.