A taste of school lunches around the world

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Associated Press

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 12:02 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to make American school lunches healthier by replacing greasy pizza and french fries with whole grains, low fat protein, fresh fruit and vegetables.

The Associated Press helps you compare her efforts in the United States with what kids are eating around the globe by sending photographers to see what kids in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America ate for lunch this week.

The new American standards appear to be giving kids in the United States a taste of the good life already experienced by school children around the world. Most countries seem to put a premium on feeding school children a healthy meal at lunchtime.

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