Fried fish, dried seaweed, tomatoes, miso soup with potatoes, rice in a metal container, served with milk.
2. Austin, Texas
Turkey taco salad, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler, and iced tea.
3. South Korea
Pickled sesame leaves, kimchi, doenjang (a soybean paste) stew served with rice and a side of grapes.
4. Shanghai German School
Hot dog, french fries, carrot salad, slice of cake.
Falafel, pitta chips, yoghurt and cucumber sauce, with green leaves.
Salad, chicken curry and pudding, string beans and carrots, served with milk.
7. Czech Republic
Semolina and vegetable soup, beef with garlic, spinach and potato dumplings, an orange.
Meat in BBQ sauce, rice, green salad, pudding, and a strawberry juice.
Soup, bread, sliced hot dog, and pasta.
10. Barcelona, Spain
Tomato fusilli, deep fried fish, salad, bread, and an apple.
Meat, rice, crunchy vegetables, and melon.
12. United Kingdom
Peas, baked potato, cake, and custard. (This is a veggie option).
Update: A commenter adds that the third item might be cauliflower cheese.
13. Chennai, India
Lentil soup, snake gourd, rice, curd, and kesari, served with buttermilk.
14. Canadian International School, Bangalore
Fish nuggets, spring roll, salad, veggie noodles.
Fries and nuggets with broccoli, bread, pasta salad, and a slice of cake.
Potatoes, cabbage, and beans, served with a cracker and lingonberry juice.
If you’re particularly interested in school lunches around the world, read the brilliant blog Never Seconds, which also works with the charity Mary’s Meals to “provide daily meals to chronically hungry children in a place of learning”.
Thanks to a commenter, the third item on the British lunch plate has been identified as possibly cauliflower cheese. Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
An example from the UAE was removed as it was a lunch brought from home, not supplied by the school. Sept. 16, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.