Why Can't Canadian Elementary Schools Emulate French Schools?

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Below are photos and a description of one week’s worth of school menus, taken during the last few weeks of this school year in June.

French elementary school students don't go to school on Wednesdays, so that's why there are only four meals!

Almost all foods are prepared right in the kitchen; they’re not ready-made frozen. This means mashed potatoes, most desserts, salads, soups, and certainly the main dishes are prepared daily. Treats are included — the occasional slice of tarte, a dollop of ice cream, a delicacy from the local pastry shop.

What about exercise?

What the French specialize in is moving all the time, not just during a bi-weekly gym class. For example, elementary-aged students throughout the country have three set recess periods during the day: a 15-minute run-around in the morning, a 60-minute recess after lunch, and another 15-minute break in the afternoon.

On top of these designated times, children are encouraged to walk and bike to school, although this depends largely on the proximity of home to school. Bicycle parking spaces are usually all used up in the morning at our local school, and while younger students ride to school next to an adult, the older 5th graders often cycle on their own.

What French Kids Eat For School Lunch (It Puts Americans To Shame!)
damn, almost thought that said eliminate french schools (eg official bilingualism and all like that)...oh well...maybe another time.
Hah, those meals look a lot better than what I remember of elementary school lunches!
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What French Kids Eat For School Lunch (It Puts Americans To Shame!)

The First Lady would have a FIT if she knew US kids were eating that.
wouldn't have mattered what they offered...we still survived on jos louis, vachon cakes, sour cream and onion chips and coke. clearasil be dammed.
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North American lunch....

Obesity rates.....


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