When it comes to school lunch, you might assume that all lunch options are the same no matter where in the world you live. However, that is actually not the case at all.
As confirmed in this video released by BuzzFeed Blue, the standard school lunch varies rather drastically from country to country. What might be “normal” for a person in one country might be completely awkward for a person in another country. However, this video helps all people to appreciate the culinary differences around the world and how even such a meal as simplistic as a school lunch can vary from place to place.
Looking at a video like this can be appealing in a number of different ways.
First of all, it’s always nice to get a taste of international culture – especially if you have become accustomed to nothing but the culture in your own country. More importantly, however, this video shines a light on the topic of school lunch diversity that has been studied and researched for a number of years.
Organizations such as The Center of Ecoliteracy have developed studies and surveys that can be used in schools in order to get the honest feedback of the students on the quality of their school lunches. If more school districts took the same approach, they might be able to find efficient yet feasible ways to diversify their school lunch selections in order to become a lot more appealing to students while still remaining healthy and nutritious for them as well.
At the end of the day, when it comes to school lunches, the nutrition factor should always be considered first and foremost – especially for younger students.
One study even went as far as saying that students who ate unhealthy school lunches “were less likely to participate in active sports activities” – including football, basketball and even moderate exercises like walking. While that conclusion might seem a little far-fetched, the point is to be able to find a compromise between taste and nutrition that will be beneficial for students in a number of different ways without necessarily burning a hole in the school’s budget.
Studying what other cultures and countries are viewing as their standard school lunch options could possibly present some new ideas and concepts that have not even been thought of by other countries. Realistically speaking, not all school lunch options are going to mesh way in other countries. However, taking the time to pay attention to which options will might prove to be more beneficial than you think.