This Is What School Lunches Look Like In America [100% Real]

A friend of mine shared an article with me that showcased how much better the rest of the world’s kids have it than the ones in America when it comes to food. It’s a well known fact that the school lunches in the United States are abysmal but actually seeing them posted in an article without citations really hit the point home for me. Farmers probably feed the pigs we slaughter for food better than most schools feed our country’s greatest national resource—children. We cannot sit idle as the best and brightest are forced to eat unhealthy gobs of processed GMO garbage while France is feeding its youngsters aged brie and the finest seasonal wines available. Did you know that Spain is giving out garlic prawns and paella with truffles to every student who chooses a hot lunch? Greek children are treated to a morning yogurt and are then serviced with thin slices of smoked lamb throughout the the day while teachers play the harp until everyone doses off. Upon waking, white-robed beauties are available to feed the kids grapes and usher them onto buses. Meanwhile, American lunches would be difficult to distinguish from dog food in a blind taste test.

While research seems to indicate that the United States is slipping academically in nearly every major category, sometimes even falling below the global average, we should definitely focus on the presentation of the food that comes out in cafeterias first. China, South Korea, and Japan must have some delicious and beautiful school lunches because their academic test scores continue to be through the roof. But even some countries that aren’t known for having exceptionally tasty foods, like Poland and Ireland, are edging out the United States. My guess is that they are probably importing French cuisine via cargo helicopter on a weekly basis.

Wanting to contribute toward a solution for this problem, I went out across America to investigate the kinds of lunches that schoolchildren were actually being fed. My findings were deeply unsettling. The lunches being provided by most schools were absolutely not enough for children to feel like they’d had an artisanal food experience. These meals would not satisfy the cultured palate of any eight-year-old who was a fan of the Food Network. I spoke to numerous frail looking children that told me that hadn’t even bothered to eat breakfast and could not afford to eat the school lunches. My heart swelled with pride as I told them, “Good. Don’t settle for less. If you can’t get an Eggs Benedict with bacon, then you might as well pass until you can get a kale salad with vegan cookies. Skip as many meals as you have to in order to make your point.”

Meanwhile there were a plethora of heavy children that seemed content to eat whatever was placed in front of them. Had this food been attractive and locally grown, I have no doubts that their unhealthy overweight bodies (which are beautiful and normal) would never have developed. It is with great shame I bring you some example photos of the ACTUAL meals being served to the children of this country. Viewer discretion is advised as some of these 100% real images might be NSFW.

11042282_10102134884880684_1772000657_nCoffee and a single piece of toast.

11014700_10102134885264914_534679446_nA “fresh” banana, an extra sour dill lemon, and one whole white onion.

11023110_10102134885140164_1662405417_nA slice of swissed cheese, two sauce packets, and three GMO strawberries.

11039548_10102134885200044_694190633_nDry rainbow pasta, green sauce, and a tea bag.

10956394_10102134884835774_1659769197_nA single fortune cookie.

11023110_10102134885085274_1145149112_nA handful of old radishes and various pills.

11039399_10102134884905634_1867775954_nWhite powder.

11020435_10102134884950544_1484876350_nPencil shavings, an empty plastic bag, paper scraps, a twist tie, one rubber band, and a pack of Big Red gum.

See the absolutely incredible article that inspired this one here.

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21 Responses to This Is What School Lunches Look Like In America [100% Real]

  1. I thought this was serious to begin with, but well done, this had me chuckling heartily. ;)

  2. prenin says:

    Given that our school kids have to be fed at a rate of 50p per child (About 65c) it is no surprise that the unhealthy meals have led to a rise in obesity.

    To make matters worse some people have been making money out of the kids by selling them take-out meals at the school gates, diverting money away from our once-burgeoning drug dealing franchises.

    Others (a growing number unfortunately) are wholly dependent on the food the school supplies because their parents benefits have been stopped by the Nazis running the Jobcentres.

    That, I am sad to report, is not a joke… :(

    If this government gets back in power in a few months time I for one will be friggin’ amazed… :(

    God Bless! :)

    Prenin.

  3. Amy Reese says:

    White powder and pills. Oh, no! And whole onions. This is a crack up. I used to eat whole onions when I was a kid, for reals.

  4. Jae says:

    I’ve been down those dog food isles at the supermarket – our children should be so lucky!

    But, let’s face it – we’re Americans – we love the sugar.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/05/where-people-around-the-world-eat-the-most-sugar-and-fat/

  5. “Catspray Lake” is quite inspired. So is “You are wasting your life.” Indeed.

  6. Reblogged this on josefinacastellino and commented:
    i like it

  7. Sonya says:

    I think the kid with a entire pack of gum is clearly the winner here.

  8. Ah this brings back memories. I used to go to school with a big smile on my face because I knew at lunch, I would get to sit down and enjoy some delicious pencil shavings.

  9. Jay E. says:

    I thought this was serious until I got to the teachers playing harps. Then, I just had to keep reading.

  10. Joy Christi says:

    I’ll have the white powder please!
    I saw that article, it’s maddening. I made my son’s lunch every single day, even when he was a senior in high school & was embarassed so he left it in his backpack all day. He still took fruit & other items out when noone was looking so I felt justified. He would never agree to let me follow him around & feed him grapes all day bc boys are stupid.
    Great job w the lunches. I also love the tray of pills, though they mostly look like vitamins,

  11. THE GROUCHY SMURF says:

    Darn. Now I’m hungry.

  12. cguthri1 says:

    Ha! I love this! It’s so sad, but true. Smh You’re funny!

    ~CandiceG

  13. And they all come on such a dull grey-ish tray. This is an outrage. On the other hand, you should feel rather lucky, because here in my country pupils have to bring their own food to school. Parents have to wake up really early to make their children food which children then throw away at school so they can spend their pocket money on sweets and junk food. I guess we should start selling your school meals here and then have kids decide whether they want to eat their homemade sandwiches or schoolmeals. Keep on blogging in a free world and have a prophet-able day – The False Prophet

  14. paunikaj says:

    Lord have Mercy…

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