Japanese school lunch is excellent

17 May

I wrote a post about three years ago comparing Japanese and American schools.
(Click here to read it.)

Well, the Washington Post newspaper wrote an article fairly recently about Japanese 給食 (school lunches).


The article is here.

Basically, it says that school lunches in Japanese schools are healthy and delicious.
They are like home cooked meals made with locally grown ingredients, unlike the fast-food type of lunches that I ate in schools in America.

Also, the students serve the food to each other in Japanese schools.

having raised three kids in Japan, I know that students in Japan eat proper food in school.

6 Responses to “Japanese school lunch is excellent”

  1. cocomino May 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    I agree with this. However, the number of cook at school is decreasing because the center of cooking deliver school lunch to each school.
    What a shame.


    • tokyo5 May 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

      Isn’t it mainly kindergartens that use lunch delivery services?


      • cocomino May 19, 2013 at 8:33 am #

        In my neighborhood, elementary schools use lunch delivery services..


      • tokyo5 May 19, 2013 at 8:46 am #

        The elementary school and junior high that my kids used to go to cooked lunch at the school … I believe that they still do.


      • cocomino May 19, 2013 at 8:48 am #

        Yes. Your kids are lucky to eat cooked lunch. As for day care, there are still cooks in the buildings..


      • tokyo5 May 19, 2013 at 9:20 am #

        I’ve seen those lunch delivery services, they’re hand-made everyday and healthy too — similar to the school-made lunches.

        Much better than the lunches I ate as a kid in Florida.


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