Rice, noodles, pork, steamed bread, soup and filled dumplings are served to Chinese pupils in most private or public schools as the main menu, with little changes and some extras like fruits, juice or snacks.
There’s a big difference to what pupils eat for lunch in Chinese schools. However, it’ll be right to state here that the quality depends more on whether the school is private-owned or public.
Though the government funds free meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – for pupils in public schools, it’s arguable that private schools have more to offer since parents pay through their noses for the meals.
Notwithstanding, some private school owners cut cost by offering fast foods as lunch.
Parents may choose to spend some extra money on quality meals if they’re not satisfied with food items provided in public or private schools.
The pictures below show different schools and the meals offered for lunch:
The pictures taken on Aug. 30, 2016 show 13-year-old Jingjing having lunch at a welfare center for children in Tianjian, north China.
The pictures taken on Aug. 24, 2016 show six-year-old twins Wang Junye and his elder sister Wang Yuxin having lunch at a fast food restaurant in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province.
The pictures taken Sept. 1, 2016 show fourth grade student Jin Guangjie (C) having lunch with his classmates at school in Huaxi township of Qianxi County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province.
This picture taken on Sept. 2, 2016 shows three-year-old Lyu Haoyan having lunch at home in Hong Kong, south China.
The combo taken on Aug. 23, 2016 shows nine-year-old Wei Chengwei having lunch with his parents and elder brother (not in the picture) at home in Naping Village of Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The combo taken on Aug. 21, 2016 shows eight-year-old Feng Kejia having fast food as his lunch at home in Bamiao Town of Nanjiang County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
The pictures taken on Sept. 5, 2016 show four-year-old Wang Xinyu having lunch at her classroom in a kindergarten in Lanzhou, northwest China’s Gansu.
The combo taken on Sept. 2, 2016 shows 15-year-old Ma Lu having lunch at a restaurant near her middle school in Wuzhong, northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
The combo taken on Sept. 2, 2016 shows fourth grade student Alkin having lunch at home in Urumqi, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The combo taken on Sept. 2, 2016 shows sixth grade student Zheng Bowen having lunch at school in Beijing, capital of China.