An interesting collection of the types of lunches that children eat around the world was recently shared by the photo blog Crack Two, offering an insight to the different cultures, foods and diets. The images can be used within classrooms, asking pupils to explore the different foods on offer, and why they are relevant for the country; or even trying to match the lunches to countries, using a map of the world; explore which is the ‘healthiest’ meal, against the unhealthiest; discussions about what makes a healthy meal. Let us know how you use this activity with your class, so we can share to the community. All descriptions are within the captions below each image:
Country: France Contents: Baguette, salad, couscous, mixed veggies in sauce, meat.
Country: China Contents: A fish, scrambled egg with tomato sauce, rice, spinach, cauliflower, and soup.
Country: Buchach, Ukraine Contents: Soup, macaroni, pickle, bread, sliced hot dog.
Country: USA Contents: Cheeseburger, french fries, salad, milk, apple, peaches.
Country: South Korea Contents: Mixed grains and rice, stinky bean stew, mixed and fried chicken and vegetables, simmered seaweed a.k.a. steamed green beans, and cabbage kimchi.
Country: Czech Republic (Prague) Contents: Soup, rice, chicken, dessert, juice and hot tea.
Country: Singapore Contents: Fried anchovies, omelette, cabbage stir-fry with tomato and beansprouts, and chicken chop.
Country: UK Contents: Potato, peas, pudding.
Country: Japan Contents: Tofu hamburger with pasta, fishcake, fried potato with ketchup, potato salad, wiener, and mikan (tangerine).
Country: Honduras Contents: Rice porridge
Country: Slovakia Contents: Smoked mackerel, bread, red pepper and tomato salad, kiwi, apple, and a milk cake.
Country: Malaysia Contents: Noodle, prawn, fish-cake, eggs, a packet of vegatable and fruit juice, and an apple.
Region: Taiwan Contents: On the left: sweet and sour pork with pineapple, radish, carrots and green pepper, middle: vegetable stir fry with garlic, on the right: fish ball stew with cabbage, carrots and wood ear mushroom, and soup: seaweed and egg drop.
Country: Sweden Contents: Chicken salad, cottage cheese on knäckebröd, shredded carrot, sauce.
Country: Philippines Contents: Lechón kawali, liver sauce, rice.
Country: Tanzania Contents: Ugali, chicken, greens, dipping sauce, watermelon salad.
Country: Haiti Contents: Brown rice and beans.
Country: Brazil Contents: Rice, Beans, Bread, Meat with vegetables, banana and alface, acelga salad.
Country: Malawi Contents: Beans, assorted vegetables, cabbage.
Country: Sweden Contents: Potatoes, cabbage, beans, cracker, Lingon Berry juice.
Country: Thailand Contents: It is white rice, chicken, green beans and a fried egg.
Country: USA Contents: Beef and Cheese Enchiladas, Spanish Rice, beans a la charra, strawberries, skimmed milk!
Country: Buchach, Ukraine (primary and secondary school) Contents: Soup with potatoes, buckwheat, cutleta (sausage patty), and a pickle.
Country: Japan Contents: Rice w/konbu (a sweet seaweed), nikkujagga (beef with veggies), omelette, sausage, potato puff, and apple.
Country: South Korea Contents: Kimchi, pork, bean paste sauce (sammjang), steamed cabbage, soup.
Country: Japan Contents:Udon, cheese-stuffed chikuwa (fish sausage), frozen Mandarin orange, and milk.
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