mmm. Time flies. It has been hectic. Today, I was thinking about school lunch provided at public school. Before doing that, let me explain about Japanese Education System. Kinder garden--- Usually 2 years. I went to KurumiKinder garden and I was in Grape Class. ( Each class had fruit symbol.) Then, Elementary School is 6 years. 1st to 6 grades. You start 1st year at the age of 6 ( or 7 ? ) . Then Junior High School is 3 years. Senior High School is also 3 years. I went to public elementary school , but after that went into Anglican's private school. So, my school lunch experience is only at elementary school. There is no separate cafe at schools in Japan. So, at lunch, children move the desks and make lunch time islands so that you can eat in groups. The menu is usually ( it is my experience, so depending on the region, it should be vary.) 2 slices of bread, main dish ( such as deep fried chicken, grilled fish , curry, etc.... ) , fruit ( such as Japanese orange ) , a small bottle of milk. When the bread is replaced by noodle or rice, children are very happy since they are tired of bread. ( The change is welcomed ! ) I was very skinny during elementary school days, so could not finish 2 slices of bread. I remember I always put 1 slice into the plastic bag and brought it home. After eating lunch, it was usually dodge ball time. At Jr. high and Sr. high school, the lunch was lunch box which is cooked by mothers. How was your lunch at schools ?