Healthy school lunches
Healthy lunches and snacks are an important aspect for children that improves their concentration and learning. Switching to healthy eating isn't always an easy task, but there are simple ways to make your child's school lunch healthier.
Encourage your children to make healthy food choices for healthy eating
School-age children learn quickly and are influenced by their friends and the most popular trends. This is an important time to talk with them and instill healthy eating habits.
The following tips will help you encourage your children to make healthy food choices:
Talk to your children about what they'd like to include in their snack. Suggest healthy foods and drinks and decide the content of the snack together.
Write a shopping list together. Take your children to the grocery store and let them choose foods and drinks that you have included in the list.
Try to get them to help prepare their snacks. Older children can prepare most of…
In most public elementary schools in Japan, there is a lunch service Monday through Friday called Kyûshoku （給食)
Today I want to show you how lunches are in Japanese public elementary schools. The children not only eat rice but also bread, as you can see in the pictures.
The children in each class take turns handing out the food with an apron and hat that they take home on weekends to wash and bring home clean on Monday, and hand it to the next group that will hand out the food that week.
One of the things I find interesting, is the invitation to parents to eat lunch with children called Kyûshoku shishokukai shishokukai （給食試食会）. I find it interesting and a good habit because parents can eat with their children and see what they eat and what they don't eat, talk to them and also see how a healthy and balanced lunch is.
School lunch in Japan, common costumes
And as I always say, I don't know every public elementary school in my country, so I can't say that every school in Ja…
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