If you want to see how French public school kids eat, watch this. It's a great piece by CBS News.
We got the school lunch menu for September, and our kids will be eating well. Want an example of the kinds of four course meals they will be having daily?
The 12th the children will be dining on Tabouleh, Grilled Chicken Legs, Ratatouille and for the cheese course? Buche de Chévre.
Here are some other highlights...
Spagettis Garniture Bolognaise (Spaghetti Bolognese)
Aiguillettes de Poulet au Curry (Chicken Strips in Curry)
Omelette au Fromage (Cheese Omelette)
Galette Vegetale aux Champignons (Vegetable Gallette with Mushrooms)
Pavé de Truite (Trout Steaks)
Seriously, the list goes on and on. There is always at least one vegetable, and dessert is usually cheese, fruit or yogurt, with the occasional "Creme Dessert Chocolat" thrown in there. YUM!
Oh, and did I mention that all the food served at our school is organic (bio)? Another terrific bonus.
The French take their food very seriously. It's lovely to know that my kids are going to be exposed to that.