Nov 9, 2008
This is a document that shows menus of lunches served at my daughter's elementary school. It lets me remind of school lunches （給食） in my childhood.
In those days, it included a food made from wheal meat because it could be purchased at very low cost. I liked it, but now, it becomes one of expensive foods, so we can rarely eat it.
We had not had rice meals（ご飯） as school lunches in those days. Every menu was formed by bread and other foods. I have heard that those day's people believed that children should eat bread, not rice. Because bread could make children smarter like Westerners. Of course, now, there is no people who believe it, my daughter can eat rice as school lunches.
School lunch is one of good communication tools because everyone has similar experience, especially people in same age at same area have eaten same foods.