This topic is interesting and important for us.
So I’ll write about school lunch both in elementary school and day care.
1 Elementary school
When I was a child, there were some school cooks in each school.
They were called “Mrs. School lunch.(lunch ladies)”
They used a very large pan and rice paddle and began cooking early in the morning every day.
Recently school lunches are delivered by a large school lunch center like a factory.
Perhaps the government needed to reduce the cost of school lunches.
However, my elder daughter’s menu is similar to what I had eaten.
The most principal foods are rice and milk.
Sometimes chilidren can eat bread and noodles.
A glass of milk is served every day although some children including my daughter don’t like milk and there is an opinion that milk isn’t healthy.
The main dish is fish or meat served alternatively and some vegetables, such as potatoes and tomatoes, are served as side dishes.
2 Day care
Fortunately school cooks are cooking school lunch for day cares even now.
They cook a special lunch for my younger daughter who is allergic to egg and milk products.
It’s very helpful.
If something like cake is served and it is difficult to remove milk and eggs, my wife cooks an alternative bread and sends it to school with my younger daughter.
The menu is made by an expert in nutrition.
Milk or yoghurt are also served every day.
I wish that children could select a drink like barley tea.
In addition children can eat an afternoon snack, such as jello, banana, udon, doughnuts or cookies, at three o’clock
My elder daughter says “I liked school better when I was in day care. I felt it was more delicious. “