On Japan’s school lunch menu: A healthy meal, made from scratch
Original story at The Washington Post• 11 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.