What school lunch looks like in 18 countries around the world


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In the US, a typical school lunch might consist of chicken, a whole-grain roll, and salad. But in France, students' plates might instead be filled with salmon and ratatouille.

That's what the Associated Press and Reuters found when they set out to capture how American school lunches stack up against those served in other countries around the world.

While most schools outside the US don't sell lunch, the ones that do usually feed their students healthy meals. Students abroad are more likely to go home for lunch or bring a home-cooked meal.


Check out what school lunch looks like in 18 countries below.

Alyson Penn contributed to an earlier version of this article.