This is not official information page for Finnish School Lunch. But as my blog is about school lunch issues in Finland, I do get visitors from outside Finland with search term "Finnish School Lunch". Therefore I wish to provide hit-page that displays information available in English.
For official information about Finnish School Lunch-issues, please see
- General information / School Meals in Finland by Finnish National Board of Education (2008, pdf)
- Free School Meals – A Finnish Innovation -page by Finnish National Board of Education
- ELO Foundation’s School Meal Network
- Overview of school lunch issues in Nordic coutries / Nordic Network of National Technology Platforms – Food for Life (2010)
- Current Statistics / School Health Promotion Study by National Institute for Health and Welfare
- Study / School and workplace meals promote healthy food habits (Raulio et all. 2010)
- School lunches are mentioned in "The National Core Curriculum for Basic Education", updated 2010: "Pupil welfare refers to promotion and maintenance of each pupil's good learning, good psychological and physical health and social well-being as well as activities geared towards improving the prerequisites for these" i.e. School lunch is included in core curriculum from health as well it is included from the pedagogical side (page 40).
Overview of the laws covering school lunch >> (in Finnish)
For school lunch menu in English, please see menu from Helsinki food service group "Palmia" that caters over 50 000 people daily, link.
For photos, please refer
- In Instagram with #kouluruoka
- More photos about the National School Lunch Recipe competition in the official pages.
- Blog by elementary school teacher: Properuskoulu / kouluruoka, discussed items are about general school life and decisions that effect it
- NeverSeconds-blog: Hungry Birds i.e. Finnish elementary school students share their lunch experience with other students around the world.
- In this blog: Finnish traditional Holiday school lunch
For more information about this blog in English in here.