At the start of every month, we are given a menu telling us what the school lunch will be. Here is a guide to what’s in each column, and if you’re studying Japanese it’s a great way to learn the names of food items, since everything is in hiragana or katakana so the kids can read it.
- The date
- The day of the week
- The carb option (bread, rice or noodles)
- The names of the dishes
- The ingredients that have protein in
- Fruits and vegetables
- Other ingredients – salt, oil, flour etc. (although it doesn’t go into very much detail)
- Total calories (it’s still hard to judge how many calories our adult portions have though – maybe an extra 150 – kyushoku is sadly quite calorific)
- Total grams of protein. Excellent that this is included.