10 Pictures Of What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

In America, we can tend to be a little bit self-centered. We complain about our school lunches – whether they’re too healthy or not healthy enough – and even deny them sometimes to kids who really need them.

We probably don’t think much about what lunches are like other places, though, but sometimes comparisons can be useful. If you’re curious now, here are 10 pictures from around the world that students took of their plates.

10. I’m not 100% sure what I’m looking at.

I would totally try it, though.

My Swedish school lunch (100% Free!) from pics

9. Hold up, they get fresh seafood?

I’m disappointed in my own choices now.

Lunch at a Korean Elementary School from pics

8. A vegetarian option?

How nice is that?

My Finnish school lunch (vegetarian). from pics

7. That literally made me sick to my stomach.

What in heaven’s name IS that?

Complaining about school lunches? Here’s my school’s ‘Philly Cheese Steak". from teenagers

6. This looks so yummy and cozy.

Perfect for a cold winter day.

Public School Lunch in Sweden from pics

5. More seafood.

I am officially jealous.

My free school lunch today from pics

4. I love all of the little compartments.

I’ve never liked to have my food touch.

The school lunches from a elementary school in Colombia. from pics

3. Schools have been serving that same chipped-beef gravy for 40 years.

I’m shuddering just thinking about it.

Public School Lunch In Minnesota from pics

2. Definitely looks delightful.

I would clean my plate for sure.

Some pictures of my school lunch in Japan. Nutritious and delicious, Japan knows how to feed their kids. from food

1. How fancy is this?

It’s like we’re at a baby shower or something!

My school likes to do fruit water in our dining hall. So today we got Jalapeño and Pineapple water. from shittyfoodporn

I would 100% eat some of these, and honestly, they look better than most of the lunches I make myself at home.

What do you think? Could the States step it up? Are we doing ok? Sound off in the comments!