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Japan's amazing school lunch program is about more than just eating

Japan's amazing school lunch program is about more than just eating

Lunch takes on a different nature when treated as an education period, rather than a recreational one. The United States and Japan couldn’t be more different when it comes to school lunch programs. While the U.S. is considering cutting funding to school food programs for underprivileged kids, saying there’s insufficient evidence that feeding kids improves academic results, Japan places a high priority on feeding its schoolchildren healthy, homemade meals on a daily basis. An article in The Atlantic ’s City Lab blog, titled “Japan’s school lunch program puts others to shame ,” explores how and why this nation-wide program has been so successful. More than 10 million elementary and secondary school students in 94 percent of the country’s schools are fed through this program, and the food they eat is a far cry from the greasy, reheated cafeteria food that features prominently...

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