With the celebration and awareness about school lunches, it got me wondering about what kids eat in other parts of the world for their school lunch? I grew up in San Francisco mission district. And we were fairly diverse population. So I did learn early on about less American traditional lunches as kids brought lunches that were leftover dinners. We often shared and tried different foods.
This is a quick example. In Peru, we love our avocados. My mom would occasionally make me avocado sandwich, which I loved. One of best friends, Shirley, was Filipino. She would bring avocado in a bowl with milk and sprinkled sugar. I thought that was strange because we at our avocado with salt. But I tried hers and she tried mine. We were both surprised that it tasted good both ways!
Anyway, I think it is great for kids to get to try different foods from other cultures when possible. We are becoming more "global" as they say.
I found this great infographic that took us around the world with school lunch programs. Enjoy!
Nourish Thought for the Day:
It is through our differences that we realize how similar we really are.