Which country has the best school lunches?

How would you rate these snapshots of school dinners from South Korea to Ukraine to Finland and Brazil?

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UK

Fish cakes, brussel sprouts, cabbage, rice with peas and yogurt with berries – look familiar? Well that’s what’s being served for lunch in British schools according to Sweetgreen, a US restaurant chain. The healthy food chain have released a photo series called ‘ School Lunches around the World’, to show what children around the world are served in the school canteen.

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And we’re shocked by how healthy and appetising the meals look! In France the kids feast on rare steaks and Brie cheese, while in Italy they get a tasty pasta dish with 2 different kinds of salad.

Has to be said that when we showed the UK lunch to a visiting teenager, he thought it looked a lot healthier than the choices he gets at school. 

Other international trays of food look a little less healthy – in the USA they still serve popcorn chicken with ketchup and canned fruit with cookies.

Click through to see all the pictures and our ratings

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France

Brie, green beans, carrots, rare steak, kiwi and apples.

MFM school lunch rating: We’ll give this a 9

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Ukraine

Borscht – a beetroot soup, pickled cabbage, sausages and mash and a sweet pancake.

MFM school lunch rating: Um, let’s give this a 6

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Greece

Baked chicken with orzo, stuffed grape leaves, cucumber and tomato salad, yogurt, pomegranate seeds and clementines.

MFM school lunch rating: Nice; we’ll give this a 9

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Brazil

Rice with black beans, baked plantain, pork with red peppers and coriander, green salad and a bread roll.

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MFM school lunch rating: Ooh, this looks like a 9 too

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