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School lunches from around the world

Looking for new ideas for your child’s lunch? Take a spin around the globe for inspiration.

By Sarah Henry

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Flavorful Mediterranean favorites

Ingredients for the healthy cuisine associated with countries in this region, such as Italy, Greece, and Spain, include: olives, olive oil, garlic, basil, tomatoes, cheeses (mozzarella, parmesan, and feta), and pasta.


7 tasty lunch ideas using Mediterranean staples:

Sarah Henry is a Bay Area-based freelance food writer and the voice behind the blog Lettuce Eat Kale.

Comments from readers

"Please tell me what school-aged child is going to bring salads & multi course lunches to school? It's a nice idea, but not very practical. My son doesn't have the option for hot lunch, nor is he allowed to bring any reusable containers. They want the kids to be able to eat & get some time outside without having to be accountable for lunchboxes. :( "
"That's a lot of processed flour and a lot of gluten. Not much fresh healthy food! "