In Korea, meals are often served with kimchi, a fermented cabbage that’s loaded with probiotics to aid in digestive health. Lunches also often come with pickled vegetables and stew. That does look pretty good...
School lunches are generally served in these sectioned trays that resemble cupcake trays.
Public schools in Brazil are required by law to provide all children with one free hot lunch every day, and to source food locally. A typical lunch in Brazil features rice and beans, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and sometimes eggs or fish.
School lunches in Japan are made up mainly of fish and rice, but sometimes kids are treated to their Western favorites, like spaghetti. Kids eat lunch in their classrooms and each day there’s a student assigned as the lunch monitor who serves everyone.
In India, lunches are generally made by mothers and picked up by a service that’s known as dabbawalla, which then delivers the hot lunches to the kids at school. After lunch, the service collects the empty lunch containers. Although India is a very large, diverse country and food can vary from region to region, lunches typically consist of a type of flatbread called roti, daal and perhaps some sort of curry with rice.
Israeli children generally go home for lunch, but they do bring a snack for what’s called aruchat eser, which happens at 10am. This small meal often consists of pita and hummus, a hard-boiled egg, and/or a piece of fruit.