If you’re American, you probably have some school lunch horror stories, but it is quite the opposite in Japan.
In Japan, school lunch means a regular meal, not one that harms your health. The food is grown locally and almost never frozen. There’s no mystery in front of the meat. From time to time, parents even call up with an unusual question: Can they get the recipes?
They must be doing something right because Japan has among the lowest obesity rates in the world. Read this article and view the yummy photo gallery about school lunches from scratch heavy on rice, vegetables and fish in the Washington Post.