School Lunch Around The World: 97 Times School Food Was Absolutely Amazing Or God-Awful (New Pics)

School lunch is an important part of the students' day. It provides a much-needed break from the classroom and an opportunity to refuel. However, the quality and variety of the menu can vary greatly depending on which part of the globe we look at.

Some schools, for example, have been trying to improve the nutritional value of their lunches by adding more fruits and veggies, reducing the amount of processed foods, and offering options for eaters with dietary restrictions. These efforts can help to ensure that students are getting what they need to stay active and focused.

On the other hand, some schools still serve meals that are high in fat, sugar, and sodium, which can contribute to obesity and other health problems.

So to see who is on the right track and who is lagging, we at Bored Panda decided to expand on our previous publication on school lunches from around the world and put together a new collection of pictures that vividly illustrate the situation, courtesy of the subreddit r/pics. Enjoy!

#1 $3 School Lunch: North Georgia

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#2 School Lunch In South Korea

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#3 School Lunch In California (Free)

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#4 School Lunch Oregon ~free

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#5 Chilbo High School Lunch (Free - South Korea)

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#6 Looks Like School Lunches Are Making The Rounds Here Again: United States, Public Middle School

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#7 Free School Lunch In Stockholm, Sweden

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#8 NYC Middle School Lunch

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#9 School Lunch At A Kindergarten In Japan (Bonus Bentos)

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#10 New York City School Lunch

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#11 My Korean School Lunch!! Free For All Students

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#12 School Lunch For Elementary Kids In Korea

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#13 School Lunch In Japan. The Christmas Edition

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#14 School Lunch From My Country. Where Am I? What Do Kids Eat Where You Are?

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#15 Elementary School Lunch In South Korea

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#16 School Lunch In Thailand, 25 Baht. About .75 USD

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#17 My School Lunch Today In The U.S. (Florida)

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#18 High School Lunch In Maine

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#19 My School Lunch [oc]

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#20 Lunch + Breakfast At My School. (Seasia-- Seriously, Wtf Is Going Wrong With American School Lunch)

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#21 School Lunch At My High School In Mid-Western America (Free)

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#22 Australian School Lunch

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#23 My Korean School Lunch (That Students Get For Free)! Beef Noodle Soup And Various Banchan!

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#24 What A Week Of (Free) School Lunches Look Like In Thailand [oc]

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#25 A School Lunch In America And Yes The Pizza Is Cold And The Crust Is Stale

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#26 This Was My Lunch At An American School Since We’re Doing Photos Of School Lunches Now

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#27 I See Your School Lunch And I Raise You A Dinner On A Us Navy Ship

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#28 American High School Lunch (Oc)

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#29 School Lunch At Public High School, Florida

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#30 My Wife Forgot Her Lunch Today. The School Cafeteria Kindly Gave Her, A Teacher, A School Lunch

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#31 My Korean School Lunch! Pork Cutlet, Blood Sausage Soup, And Assorted Banchan

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#32 School Lunch, Free In California (Not Pictured, A Red Apple)

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#33 School Lunch At My Middle School (It Was Bad)

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#34 Free School Lunch UK

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#35 My Real School Lunch In California (Free)

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#36 Elementary School Lunch Japan


#37 Vermont School Lunch

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#38 Are We Still Doing School Lunches?

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#39 Korean School Lunch Workers Went On A Strike - Served Bread & Milk To Kids - Accused Of Child Abuse

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#40 School Lunch: Pork Roll Egg N Cheese, Potataos, Lima Beans, Mozzarella Salad, Zeppoles. All For $3

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#41 School Lunch In Folsom, Ca (Free)

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#42 Pics From Some Schools In Korea Known For Having Best School Lunches

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#43 My Korean School Lunch! Handmade Duck Steaks, Beef And Radish Soup, And Assorted Banchan

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#44 Elementary School Lunch In Affluent School District In Southern California

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#45 School Lunch Romania

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#46 School Lunch In Elementary School In USA

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#47 Saw Someone Post Their School Lunch So I Thought I’d Share Mine… Nc United States

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#48 Have Seen A Few Of These Today, Here Is My American School Lunch

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#49 Typical School Lunch In South Korea

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#50 Elementary School Lunch In Socal Day 2

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#51 School Lunch In America Since We’re Posting School Lunches

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#52 Typical School Lunch In South Korea

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#53 Us Public School Lunch (Florida)

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#54 I See Your Finnish, And Swedish School Lunch, And I Raise You Our USA School Lunch

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#55 School Lunch In Denmark

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#56 School Lunches Today. Middle School & High School-Frisco, Texas

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#57 Depressing School Lunch

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#58 School Lunch, Here In Good Ol Us-Of-A

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#59 Daughters Middle School Lunch

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#60 A Single Cauliflower In A Single Use Plastic Wrap From A School Lunch

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#61 I See Your Korean Private School Lunches And Give You Maryland Public School Lunch

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#62 Chinese Elementary/Primary School Lunches

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#63 An Example Of A Swedish (Free) School Lunch. Fried Salmon, Fried Potatoes In Herbs, Honey Roasted Vegetables With Chèvre

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#64 So This Is What An Average School Lunch Looks Like For High Schoolers In Germany

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#65 This Was Today’s NYC Public School Lunch

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#66 Saw A Pic Of School Lunch, Here's Mine, A Bag Of Chips With Non Melted Cheese

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#67 Typical (Free) School Lunches Of My Son In One Of The Best Public School Districts In The USA

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#68 Now, If You Had This For School Lunch, It Was A Peak Lunch Day

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#69 I Sww Other Users Sharing Their School Lunches. Here's Mine. [oc]

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#70 Late To The Party But Here Is My Son’s School Lunch

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#71 School Lunches? Here's My My Kids Get At High School

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#72 School Lunch From West Virginia

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#73 School Lunch

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#74 I See Your School Lunches And Raise You To A Different American School Lunch

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#75 My School Lunch

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#76 Public School Lunch In Mn

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#77 I See All Of Your International Lunches And Raise You A Georgian School Lunch. 'Merica

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#78 #thanksmichelleobama For My School Lunch

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#79 Us School Lunch, Not Bad But Its All I Eat From 6:30am To 6pm. Less Than 300 Calories

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#80 Maryland Public School Lunch

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#81 My School Lunch Patty Doesn’t Fit The Bread. Pathetic? Or Am I Just Spoiled

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#82 This Is A Local School Lunch That A School In The Us Served

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#83 Since We Are Sharing School Lunches And Navy Trays, I Thought I'd Share A Nice Hot Army Dinner

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#84 My School Lunch

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#85 I See Your Finnish School Lunch And Raise You My South Korean School Lunch

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#86 I See Your Beautiful, Healthy, Free Korean School Lunch And Raise You....america

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#87 School Lunch In Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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#88 Grilled Cheese For School Lunch (So Delicious)

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#89 Actual School Lunch 2020

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#90 Middle School Lunch (Hawaii)

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#91 Since We’re Posting School Lunch Now, Here Y’all Go:

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#92 Our School Lunch Today

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#93 I Guess We Are Doing School Lunches Now, So Here Is Some Green Ham At My School

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#94 Average American School Lunch 2022…

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#95 My School Lunch

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#96 This Is Supposed To Be An Acceptable School Lunch In Upstate New York

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#97 A Public School Lunch In Ohio

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