Food politics are a hot topic in schools. With a new disease or allergy coming out every day, it’s important to pay attention to your diet and especially those of your children. When it’s too much to do at home, teaching healthy eating habits in schools for lunch is probably the best way to promote a health lifestyle in the future. Though the video is a bit dated, it seems the French are using school lunch as a way to not only promote healthy lifestyles, but to share the country’s vast gastronomic culture with students, starting at a young age.
In the states, it seems only private schools in the Northeast can afford to foot the bill for the sort of expenses such meals would cost. There are, however, many things we can learn from the French about meals that Americans just don’t understand, starting with the fact that food is sacred and should be enjoyed – seated and at a table.
Do schools have a place in teaching kids about healthy eating? What do you think?
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