In some countries, parents are mostly focused on what their kids eat and drink at home, but they usually don’t pay much attention to what they consume in school. However, in Japan, this is a completely different story.
In this Japanese school, lunch is so much more than just eating. In the elementary school in Saitama, Japan, lunch is literally a 45-minute educational period – it lasts the same as a single class!
These Japanese students are actually growing their own vegetables on the school’s farm. They even serve their own meals to their peers and clean everything after lunch. Each step of the educational process is planned, but also very fun. The students are cooking fish with pear sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables soup, and the best thing about it is that the ingredients are homemade. This amazing activity has recently gained a lot of popularity and it turned into a conversation about the quality of lunch and food in American elementary and high schools.
When they finish their meals, the students open their milk container for recycling and brush their teeth at the table, then rinse at the sink – this is a tradition that expresses gratitude for the meal.
When they were asked if they enjoy school lunch, all of the students said that they love it. It’s healthy and the ingredients are delicious! This school and its students should be a model for every school in the world.