Why meals are educational food and drink to pupils

France serves great school meals. Even at crèches, tots sit down to a three-course lunch.

Vegetable soup, followed by chicken in white sauce with green beans and potatoes, and a portion of cheese and fruit to finish.

That’s what was served in the crèche beside my local mairie for lunch recently. I know because they post the menus at the gate, like at all schools across the country. It is supposed to allow families to plan and avoid serving the same dishes that evening.

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