The average student will get more than 2000 school lunches during compulsory education. For that reason the Swedish government offers free healthy school meals, five days a week, for primary and secondary schools.
Swedish children have lunch together with their classmates and teachers in the school restaurant. The main dish is a warm meal, like stew with potatoes or pasta with sauce. Side dishes are: salad (from the salad bar) and a selection of cooked vegetables, and, of course, “knäckebröd”, the famous Swedish crispy bread. Drinks are milk and water.
The National Food Agency in Sweden, “Livsmedelverket”, explains how good school meals contribute to better schools for everyone. Children will feel healthier, more concentrated and relaxed if they get a nutricious en tasty lunch. www.slv.se