Monday, August 23, 2010
Two different worlds
I cruised around while the kids were getting ready for lunch today and took two pictures. I was surprised as I walked around the lunch tables that all of the plates looked exactly the same, with a slice of mango, a spoonful of rice, some meat sauce and a scoop of soup...Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but school lunch in America is much more hearty than this right!? Yeah, I though I had just came across a super small portion, but it's pretty much like this for each plate.I did see women walking around with pots of rice and the students could raise their hands and get an extra scoop! There are some chubbsters here, but child obesity is not as big a problem, yet, as it is in the states. I guess starving the kids helps in that regard. We think it's just a ploy to get them to buy the fried chicken and fried hotdogs and french fries that they sell after lunch for 5-10 baht a piece!!