I remember a French friend of mine posting of Facebook about the food in French schools to American schools (she had recently moved back home from the States). Her children had said “there is no comparison” when asked about the differences in school lunches.
You will not find me talking too often about school lunches (unless it is about box lunches I make). The reason for this is twofold. First, I choose a daycare for Samantha where I provide the meals, so I am exposed to school lunches a bit less at the moment. Second, I feel that the number of resources working to change the school lunches outnumber the number of resources working to change the food culture at home.
That said, the school lunch system in the United States sucks. Much of the “food” served there I would not even consider food. As such, I fully support the efforts to change what our children are feed in school, here and around the world.
So when one of my challenge takers, Jen from Seattle, sent me a link about the food in France’s schools, I was intrigued. When I got done watching it, I was downright jealous. France’s three year olds get a five course meal with a different cheese each day? Samantha would love that, and I wouldn’t have to pack her food! I would love to eat that as well!
For inspiration of what our school lunches should look like, check out the video below:
School lunches being prepared and served in France.