A School Lunch in Japan Is Nothing Ordinary
Holly Reyes 2/16/2016
An elementary school in Saitama, Japan dedicates nearly an hour to not only feed students, but train them in all areas of life. With teamwork, the students begin preparing for lunch by first getting properly dressed. Doing so helps them keep the highest level of hygiene when exposed to food, so they put on their robes and masks to head down the hall to receive their meal where the lunch ladies have prepared 720 meals all from scratch.
The students thank them for their preparation of their nice meals, and head back to their school room where they may eat. The students help one another by keeping proper order, serving the meal, and learning about the meal. Knowing where their food came from helps them to appreciate the hard work it takes to get it to the table. They are all very gracious, and show their thanks by cleaning up afterwards.
Not only do they clean the table or dishes, but they work together to get the entire room cleaned, including the floors. Together the students practice their daily routine, and all the while learn manners, hard work, and the highest appreciation for the lunch ladies and others.