Czech Republic School Lunch - Spinach Soup
Contents: Spinach soup and pasta with cheese and ham.
Notes: "Lunch is always (in every school-primary, secondary, colleges) served on ceramic dishes and with metallic cutlery. There are very strict rules applied on nutritious content of the meals. That's heritage from our socialistic past; when a huge attention was payed on what kids are eating. Most of the kids eat at school canteens (it's convenient and cheaper for their parents). The lunch consists always of a soup and a main course. Then usually there is a sallet, or a fruit (whole piece, not cut) and/or a desert (the desert can be a chocolate bar, or flavoured sweet cheese or a cake). Main courses can be also sweet-for example pancakes or dumplings. In most of the canteens children can choose from at least two main courses (they should select it a few days earlier in the digital system so the ladies know how many meals approximately they should prepare). As for drinks, there is always tea and water with sweet syrup on tap and cacao if sweet buns are for lunch. The costs are donated by the state (I think it's a half of the total cost of one meal), children have to pay an amount according to their age. Children or parents pay for the lunches in advance, at an office or by a banking transfer. Current prices at one of the schools:
7 – 10 $1
11 – 14 $1.25
15 and more $1.50
Current average wage in the Czech Republic is about $1100 per month"
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