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How School Lunch Plays a Central Role in Education in Japan

As anyone who has ever attended or taught at a Japanese school can tell you, school lunch (給食, kyuushoku) is the most important part of the day.

It provides not only nourishment, but also an opportunity to teachers and students to bond by eating together.

While the lunch is typically prepared by full-time staff in a large kitchen either in the school or at a central facility that serves the entire school district, it's the students who are responsible for serving lunch for their classmates.

New York-based Cafeteria Culture (CafCu), which has a mission to work creatively to achieve zero-waste public school cafeterias and climate-smart communities, has produced an engaging informative video that provides great insights about how school lunches are a fundamental part of learning in Japan's schools.

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  • iuli

    Congratulations!!! It’s amazing!!!

  • Needless to say Japan is the most disciplined and magnum opus in terms of learning as well as implementing the life lesson part in the school. The art of eating is best part to make the kids know attaching with the teacher during lunch time. It’s very much logical when they eat together basic and fundamental stuff will come out for all to make the eating techniques in control or manner during the session. Therefore these teaching tips of eating should spread in all over the world for better function in education. Thanks for sharing.

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