Monday, February 9, 2015

in our lunchbox.

Sweetgreen is a salad restaurant chain that has
launched a program called Sweetgreen in Schools
Their mission is to fight child obesity by
educating kids about health and nutrition.

These series of images show some jaw-dropping realities when showcasing
'School Lunches Around the World'.
We really see how North America measures up
to other countries in terms of what we're feeding kids. 
Having worked in the food industry, I've always been
skeptical to the idea of "kid friendly food", since when
were nuggets and green giant better than
a chicken breast and an greek salad?
Why shelter kids from what they're supposed to be eating anyways?

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.

... and we wonder why Europeans do so much more gourmet cooking?

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by: Sweetgreen


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