While most American kids might be put off by other meals from around the world, they still haven’t seen what schoolchildren in China eat for lunch. Some of it might look pretty normal, but others may seem really out of this world.
Xinhua took note of Chinese kids’ lunches as the new semester started. See if you’re familiar with some of their meals!
Let’s take a look at nine-year-old Wei Chengwei, having lunch with his family in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. He’s having water spinach, which is good for digestion.
Next up is four-year-old Wang Xinyu, having lunch at her classroom in Lanzhou in northwest China. She seems to really be enjoying it.
Three-year-old Hongkonger Lyu Haoyan eats pasta, veggies and a fresh apple to match her cute plate!
Jin Guangjie (center) and his classmates enjoy vegetables for lunch at school in the Huaxi township in southwest China’s Guizhou Province.
Fourth grader Alkin is having lunch at home in Urumqi, located in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. His salad and fruit slices make a perfect combo!
We get more variety from sixth grader Zheng Bowen, who’s having lunch at school in Beijing.
Thirteen-year-old Jingjing is having lunch at a welfare center for children in Tianjian, China. His veggies were cut nicely.
Fifteen-year-old Ma Lu is having lunch at a restaurant near her middle school in Wuzhong, northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. She can never go wrong with soup and noodles!
These kids love hot dogs, too. Here’s eight-year-old Feng Kejia, having fast food at home in Nanjiang County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
But of course — burgers and fries. Six-year-old twins Wang Junye and Wang Yuxin enjoy their fast food lunch in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province.