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On Japan’s school lunch menu: A healthy meal, made from scratch

Original story at The Washington Post• 9 mentions • 1 year ago

The Washington Post 1 year ago

 
View Photo Gallery — In Japan’s schools, a homemade meal for lunch: Japan does struggle with childhood and adolescent eating disorders. Schools in Japan give their students the sort of food they’d get at home — not at a stadium, as in the United States. The meals are often made from scratch. They’re balanced but hearty, heavy on rice and vegetables, fish and soups, and they haven’t changed much in four decades. Here’s a look at a day in the lunch-break of third-graders at Tokyo’s Umejima Elementary School.In TOKYO — In Japan,school lunch means a regular meal, not one that harms your health. The food is grown locally and almost never frozen. There’s no mystery in front of the meat. From time to time, parents even call up with an unusual question: Can they get the recipes?“Parents hear their kids talking about what they had for lunch,” said Tatsuji Shino, the principal at Umejima Elementary School in Tokyo, “and kids ask them to re-create the meals at home.”The U.S. would join much, but not all, of the Western world in dropping its restriction on servicewomen.The national defense forces are now deploying women, some of whom have been seen ripping veils off of civilian women.
 
 
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What they're saying:

28 Jan
Slow Food USA @SlowFoodUSA
'In Japan school lunch means regular meal not 1 that harms yr health. It's made from scratch & heavy on veggies' http://t.co/RJhfS4VZ
28 Jan
Earth Eats @eartheats
In Japan, school lunches are a point of national pride http://t.co/rnnxVXT1 via @WaPoFood
28 Jan
FoodCorps @FoodCorps
"Schools in Japan give children the sort of food they’d get at home, not at a stadium" http://t.co/DOt7AHF5
28 Jan
Food Revolution @FoodRev
“Japan’s standpoint is that school lunches are a part of education” - School lunches and #foodeducation in Japan -> http://t.co/x5jsKmO9
27 Jan
Lisa Lucas Talbot @snailwrangler
RT @LetsBeFrank @AlecLobrano: Should be the same in the USA: In Japan, school lunches are a matter of national pride http://t.co/HjEX5AKe
27 Jan
Nancy F Huehnergarth @nyshepa
RT @annielouiserose: In Japan, school lunches are a matter of national pride http://t.co/72QM0LEY via @@DaniNierenberg
27 Jan
Post Food @WaPoFood
RT @joeyonan: In Japan, school lunch is a point of pride. The mystery: Why they're only ones who think of it this way. http://t.co/rKuVKFKo
27 Jan
Joe Yonan @JoeYonan
In Japan, school lunch is a point of pride. The mystery? Why they're the only ones who think of it this way. http://t.co/2fTZ1dZj
27 Jan
Keith Good @FarmPolicy
In Japan, school lunches are a matter of national pride http://t.co/HdcXlO5K