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JILEN
04-24-2012, 04:42 PM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/what-school-lunches-look-like-in-20-countries-arou



What's not to like. Looks like US covered the 3 major food groups - fries, dogs and 'za! :lol:. This is depressing though...

brina
04-24-2012, 05:00 PM
I am American, but I had to :rolleyes: at the comments. Sure, there was outrage at the typical lunch of American children, but there was the whole "We are the richest most powerful country in the world."

Last Saturday my city had a big fireworks show. On television before the display, a soldier spoke to the news about how great it was to be in this country. "You never hear people saying they want to move to Europe or Mexico, but you hear all about people from other countries like Mexico wanting to come to the United States!" So much ignorance.

Sofia Alexandra
04-24-2012, 05:44 PM
...I want to move to France.

purple skates
04-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Last Saturday my city had a big fireworks show. On television before the display, a soldier spoke to the news about how great it was to be in this country. "You never hear people saying they want to move to Europe or Mexico, but you hear all about people from other countries like Mexico wanting to come to the United States!" So much ignorance.

Um, don't throw out the ignorant word without doing a little research.

http://www.migrationinformation.org/datahub/charts/6.1.shtml

http://www.migrationinformation.org/datahub/charts/5.1.shtml

Jenny
04-24-2012, 06:17 PM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/what-school-lunches-look-like-in-20-countries-arou



What's not to like. Looks like US covered the 3 major food groups - fries, dogs and 'za! :lol:. This is depressing though...

This article was discussed a few months ago here, (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79879&) beginning at post #74.

JILEN
04-24-2012, 06:27 PM
Really? I'm sorry bout that. Thanks for the info Jenny. How I'd miss that thread. This issue is so close to my heart as my 2 grown up boys dealt with school lunch/health problems.

topaz
04-24-2012, 07:10 PM
I am American, but I had to :rolleyes: at the comments. Sure, there was outrage at the typical lunch of American children, but there was the whole "We are the richest most powerful country in the world."

Last Saturday my city had a big fireworks show. On television before the display, a soldier spoke to the news about how great it was to be in this country. "You never hear people saying they want to move to Europe or Mexico, but you hear all about people from other countries like Mexico wanting to come to the United States!" So much ignorance.

Really...wow so many have no idea that immigration to Canada, Europe and
Australia are higher than that the US. Heck, we have some us citizen who want to migrate to Canada.

sk8er that link you showed seems misleading. It says with the largest number of international migrants. The term migrant is a broad term that can be used in regards to both emigration and immigration. What criteria are they using for those stats? Because the country with the highest migrate rate per capita is Canada. The country with the highest net migration rate is Qatar.

The US is 26th on list for net migration rate which measures the persons leaving and entering the country per 1000 person capita.

My info is from the CIA world bank factbook stats for 2011.

julieann
04-24-2012, 07:13 PM
Last Saturday my city had a big fireworks show. On television before the display, a soldier spoke to the news about how great it was to be in this country. "You never hear people saying they want to move to Europe or Mexico, but you hear all about people from other countries like Mexico wanting to come to the United States!" So much ignorance.

So much ignorance? From ONE guy? Who is proud of his country...that he serves? I don't hear much about people wanting to move to Europe, although I'm sure a great many would love to. But as someone who only live a couple of hours from the Mexican border I can tell you there are plenty of Mexicans chomping at the bit to get into the US and they kill Boarding Patrol Agents to do it.

As for the lunches my daughter wouldn't eat any of that stuff, she may pick at the rice and eat an occasional tomato. My son eats the salad bar everyday for his school lunch. He really likes it.

Also, I never remember hating the school lunches as a kid, they must have been equally as gross. The rectangle pizza that fit perfectly in the rectangle spot on the tray was my favorite. :)

JILEN
04-24-2012, 07:20 PM
Also, I never remember hating the school lunches as a kid, they must have been equally as gross. The rectangle pizza that fit perfectly in the rectangle spot on the tray was my favorite. :)


That's about the only thing my son eats at his school...

I wish every community could have a program like this...

http://www.wafarmtoschool.org/Page/38/School-Garden-Success-Lopez-Island-Farm-Education

julieann
04-24-2012, 07:30 PM
That's about the only thing my son eats at his school...

I wish every community could have a program like this...

http://www.wafarmtoschool.org/Page/38/School-Garden-Success-Lopez-Island-Farm-Education

What a great program, I was wondering schools don't have farms and grow their own lunch food I guess it can be done. They can learn so much and eat great food.

berthesghost
04-24-2012, 07:51 PM
I don't hear much about people wanting to move to Europe, although I'm sure a great many would love to. seriously? any who, one thing I really have to give the Mexicans, who would probably love to move to France if it just wasn't so darn far away, is that they don't seem to burn down entire cities so often. :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_civil_unrest_in_France

floskate
04-24-2012, 08:11 PM
Hmmmm the British one looks vaguely healthy (if utterly unappealing) and while Jamie Oliver has done a LOT to improve the standards of school dinners here in the UK, junk food is readily available for the older students who are allowed off premises for lunch. Colleges (such as where I work) offer healthy options but chips are never far from hand. :rolleyes:

ribbon
04-24-2012, 08:13 PM
From that link, Italy's looks the most appetizing to me. School lunches as a whole remind me of airplane food. Not good, but if you're really hungry, it will sustain you for a while. I brought my own lunch to school whenever I could to avoid it.

berthesghost
04-24-2012, 08:16 PM
From that link, Italy's looks the most appetizing to me. School lunches as a whole remind me of airplane food. Not good, but if you're really hungry, it will sustain you for a while. I brought my own lunch to school whenever I could to avoid it.I actually skipped lunch right up until college. :lol:

julieann
04-24-2012, 08:26 PM
seriously? any who, one thing I really have to give the Mexicans, who would probably love to move to France if it just wasn't so darn far away, is that they don't seem to burn down entire cities so often. :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_civil_unrest_in_France

My friends and I certainly don't sit around here and talk about how much we wish we could move to France; do you? :scream: