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Here Are The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly School Lunches All Over The World

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us what their school lunch looks like in their country. Here are the appetizing (and not so appetizing) results:

As anyone who grew up in America, you know school lunches typically look like this:

But here's what school lunches look like throughout the rest of the world:

BuzzFeed.com

"Cabbage and pea salad, chicken and potato soup, rice with carrots, chicken fillets, beef, pasta with olive oil, and some kind of cheese layered cake with bananas on the side for dessert."

Submitted by Karleigh S

reddit.com

"In Finland, we have some kind of raw or pickled veggies or salad. For the main dish, we usually have some stew or soup or something that's easily prepared for a lot of people. For the side, it’s very often potatoes. We don’t really have dessert that often — maybe once a week — but it’s usually some kind of pudding. For the drink, we can choose between milk and water. Oh, and we also have bread."

Submitted by Jyrinki

reddit.com

"In Germany, we usually have 2-3 different meals to choose from each day. And they are actual meals. For example, a Schnitzel (a typical German meat dish) with sauce and potatoes or something. Then there is usually a vegetarian option and 'extra' meals for lactose intolerant people. I always liked my school lunch. Oh, and there is a salad bar."

Submitted by sharlenec4d100c07d

Twitter: @ihsankhairir

"In Malaysia, we have many stalls and we can eat anything. There are various dishes from different cultures. Nasi lemak, fried rice, fried noodles, noodles soup, roti canai, fruits, western food and more! The food taste good and is cheap!"

Submitted by wenjing

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