Tuesday, February 24, 2009

School Lunches: Something from home or eat out?

For most high school students in your country, do they eat lunch prepared for them in a lunchroom at school, do they bring something from home, or are they allowed to leave school to get something near by at a store or restaurant? Also, how have food choices and tastes changed over the years? Please share your ideas.

Randall

23 comments:

Mohammed said...

In my country (Morocco) student at high school hive two hours break for lunch time, it's enough time to come buck home for lunch.

szolive said...

In our country,China. it is depended of policy of every high school. In some high school, all students must live in school in the week, so they have to have their meal at school. In some high school which students could go to home for lunch, or have lunch in a lunchroom at school, some students have to eat at store or restaurant as these students's parents couldn't cook for child in noon, not time.

Bruno/Ingrid said...

In most public schools in Brazil, students eat in a lunchroom where they're served food prepared by the school cooks. Each day a different kind of food is served, and the choices are made by a nutrionist who works for the city hall. I myself also eat at school and the food is delicious. It's a way of saving money as well.

Katherine said...

I usually bought my lunch in school's cafeteria when I was a senior-high-school student. Meals there were cheap. Some students would brought lunch boxes from homes, which kind of means the same like a sandwich bag does, doesn't it? Just like that we often see in the Hollywood movies, you know, kids on the screen always take sandwiches in their hands or backpacks. I wonder is it real in the US schools that kids are always taking sandwich prepared by their moms. Cause if it is, then those kids might be too furtunate to have meals cooked by their families, thank God!

Marcia said...

In My Country (Poland) we don't have as much free time between lessons as you have but between every lesson we have five-minute break and sometimes it is more... so most of us usually have our own food which is prepare in our houses every morning by us

Valéria Konishi said...

In my country - Brazil - students spent only around 5 hour per day at school, that means boys and girls usually have lunch at home or in restaurants near the school when they have to come back to school for any extra course. Some private schools have restaurants which offer good quality food too.

Adson said...

In my county(Brazil),we have two choices,or we brig something home,or buy in a lauchroom into the school.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to respond to Katherine who asked if children in the U.S. usually bring a sandwich to school in a lunchbox prepared by their mothers.
I grew up in the U.S. and my mother prepared a sandwich for me everyday. I loved my lunchbox, but I did not love my sandwich. Everyday the same thing: peanut butter and jelly!

sonya said...

In my country (Russia) our students eat food only in the school in lunchroom. The food is prepared in citchen in the school by cook. every day they cook different dishes. but it is no so tasty every day. If you dont like food from citchen you can buy some sandwiches or salads in buffet.

Anonymous said...

Here in Scotland pupils are free to eat out or have school dinner.but in primary grades they have to accompany by their parents or gardians for going out.But in secondary grades they are allowed to eat out or enjoy the school dinner.

Anonymous said...

hi.!we are two friends Muittin and Sıdıka.our names are interesting, aren't they?? =))
our school lunches are very very well.Adana Kebap, Hamsili pilav , Baklava, kayseri mantısı...hav ea nice meal'!!'!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello.I'm Bahar.In Iran in most school students have lunch in their home. Because they are about 6 hours in school an they have three break that lasts 10 minutes.

Jinho said...

I'm usually taking lunch from home because I think it's more healthy way and I don't need to buy it and school lunch is not enough for me and I don't know about a other school but In my school it's always most time are same menu and I don't like it.

adelino said...

Hi, I am Adelino from Brasil. I would like to share information with you about Randals lessons and it is very good for learning english too. In Brasil children usually take lunch at home because the school time runs in the morning or in the afternoon. The time classes are 4 hours a day.

K.E.L said...

In Trà Vinh, Viet Nam, students usually go home for lunch, because they have to prepare their lunch or dinner by themselves. However, some day, they are so lazy, they can eat outside in some store. The students have never brought their lunch to school, they just bring a bread or some cookies or s.th like that and water.

Áurea said...

Here in São Paulo, Brazil, most public and private schools have a snack bar on their premises. So, students are not stimulated to take homemade snacks to school. I strobgly believe that food sold at those snack bars is unhealthy since it contains a high calorific value; besides, it is too fatty and salty.

Anonymous said...

In my country(Turkey)students have a lot of alternatives.Some of them whose homes are close to school can go to home for lunch if their administration allow it.Other can eat in canteen or cafeteria of school or can go to outside for lunch.When I was in high school my friedns and I were preparing different sandwiches in the morning and we were eating them together.

mayumi said...

hi,
my country is philippines..here public students are eat their meals in schools canteen, they are not allowed to go outside the school to buy food..the food are ranging from different kind of sandwitches down to soup spagetti and other meals..other students are free to bring their food prepared frm their homes.
thanks!

Galina said...

I live in Russia in a small village. I want to tell you about my school where I work. I work at comprehensive school. Our students have a meal in our school canteen.It is large therefore a lot of students can visit it every day.The lunchtime at our school lasts from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A lot of studenst can visit and eat different delicious dishes in the canteen.

Anonymous said...

Eating out is great but expensive

Kate said...

It is nice to eat out but very expensive. Kids in Czech cannot afford this.

lilina said...

In my country Colombia we have 45min lunch, you can buy at the school, but it's cheaper when you bring the food from home.

Anonymous said...

In my country (Spain) most children have their lunch at school, which is prepared by a professional catering company. However if they live quite close to the school and one of their parents don´t work they ussualy go to their homes to have lunch. Actually I don´t have a job so I go everyday to take my two daughters home to have lunch. I save quite a lot of money and they have a bit of rest.

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