Here’s What Kids Around The World Are Eating For Lunch At School

Most kids don’t have the freedom to dictate their own meals, let alone understand what’s really in the stuff they’re eating. Here’s an organisation that wants to change that. Since 2007, Sweetgreen has been dedicated to educating and providing people with healthier options when it comes to their food.

Through a photo series, they show how an average school lunch from countries around the world compare to a typical meal served in the US. You’ll be shocked at the difference.



Local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette and some grapes.


Pea soup, beet salad, carrot salad, bread and pannakkau (dessert pancake) with fresh berries.


Steak, carrots, green beans, cheese and fresh fruit.


Pork with mixed veggies, black beans and rice, salad, bread and baked plantains.


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.


Mashed potatoes with sausage, borscht, cabbage and syrniki (a dessert pancake).


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.

Sweetgreen hopes this visual project helps to promote the importance of healthy eating habits, even at a young age.