The food in the Japanese education system
• The food in the Japanese education system
In Japan, school lunches are significantly different from the meals in our conventional sense. At school they were certainly edible, but sometimes there were jokes about the origin of food - fish or meat is.
In Japanese culture, the food - it is an essential part of education. Children from an early age to explain that all the products they consume, affect not only the body but also the thinking and feeling. "The government's position is that school lunch is a mandatory part of education, but not a break in their studies," - Masahiro Oji said government spokesman on School Health.
If the parents can not pay the child a meal (about two and a half dollars), children, offer free or reduced lunch program.
In Japan lunchtime almost sacred. Nobody hurry and do not customize, the children quietly enjoying a meal.
The students are served each other ready-made meals - so bring them independence. In many schools, there is not even the janitors, children cleaned themselves with him.
Figure - the core product of Japanese food.
Lunch usually consists of a main dish, rice and soup. The photograph miso soup, dried fish, milk, rice, and roast pork with vegetables.
Another option - tofu with meat and rice, salad, an apple and a carton of milk.
In the elementary school in Akita Prefecture Jinego typical lunch consists of chicken, rice, miso soup with wakame, vegetable salad, milk, and mandarin.
Curry with rice, milk, and fruit salad. Many schools once a week for lunch meals served Korean and Italian cuisine.
The school Yashima - rice, pork and egg, lemon yogurt, soup with tofu and seaweed, milk.
As a result, the Japanese did not only get a healthy body and stomach, but also learn to take responsibility for what they eat. In Japan, the average life expectancy is among the highest, and the obesity rate of the population is below average.
And inevitably be a dream after a good dinner.