What's for Lunch? School Lunches Around the World

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A school lunch in Brazil, with rice, beans, bread, meat with vegetables, banana and a salad.... more 
Photo by: Whatsforschoollunch.blogspot.com
A school lunch in Brazil, with rice, beans, bread, meat with vegetables, banana and a salad. less 
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Thu, Jan 12, 2012 5:56 PM EST
While the U.S. wrestles with ways to make school lunches healthier without busting the budget (pizza as a vegetable, anyone?), here's a look at some typical school lunches around the world. What do you think? Are our kids lucky to have so many choices (simple fare, like rice and beans, feature prominently in other countries), or are our school lunches, which offer more processed and preserved items, contributing to chronic illnesses like diabetes and obesity?

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