Salad Chain Sweetgreen Recreates Midday Meals from Around the World

By: Meghan Young - Feb 24, 2015
References: sweetgreen & fastcoexist
The United States has been in hot water over the years due to the poor standard of its school lunches. Salad chain Sweetgreen has decided to compare a typical American midday meal with those from the around the world. In short, it is quite embarrassing. While France, Finland, Brazil and more have plates laden with fruits and vegetables, the US is full of unnecessary carbs.

What really stands out, however, is the diversity of every meal. Sweetgreen's co-founder Nic Jammet, notes, "You should be eating what grows around you." These school lunches show that through a predominance of fresh and vibrant foods. On the other hand, the American school lunch is sorely lacking, which will hopefully inspire more action by parents, the government and more.