Debates and initiatives over school lunches in the United States have remained in the public dialogue over the years, and for a good reason. The National School Lunch Program (NPL), which provides low-cost or free lunches, serves an upwards of 31 million students at 92 percent of U.S. public and private schools.
This means the dietary restrictions and provisions of NPL should be of concern to most U.S parents. Well, Sweetgreen, a chain of salad restaurants, that runs the Sweetgreen in Schools program meant to educate kids about healthy eating, fitness, and sustainability, created a photo series to show what kids around the world eat for lunch – and compared to the U.S these schools are serving up gourmet meals. Scroll down below to compare plates!