Because of their cuisine reaches to every one even to school lunches in France.
Their menu is a five course meal for lunch.They are concerned about the children having the pleasure of eating, sitting at the table, sharing and having a conversation. Kids have at school bouillabaisse, escargots, mussels, while Americans kids at school eat pizza and hot dog. All food are made fresh locally and well balanced: they even have hors d’oeuvre. This makes me want to live in Paris.
I hope school lunches in USA make a change, I do approve of all the movement from Jamie Oliver’s Revolution about educating and changing school systems, I feel sorry to see kids that don’t even know that tomato sauce comes from a tomato or potato chips come from a potatoes, that is very sad. I was lucky that when my kids where small we were living in Santa Monica, California and the principles of the school were that all the food had to be homemade and healthy, you weren’t allowed to bring any kind of fast food and the meal had to be packed in a green way, no trash to throw away, little table cloths, fabric napkins, forks and knives they all had to be in small container. Even at children birthday parties there didn’t allow soda, and cakes could only be sweetened with fruits. Maybe in Santa Monica everybody is more aware and informed towards the healthy lifestyle.
I raised my kids to be concerned, have knowledge and be curious of what they eat. People were amazed to see such small kids at the grocery store reading the labels of food products. Later we moved to Florida and that was a different story, my children couldn’t understand why the school teacher would give them kool-aid and sweets as treats for good behavior in the classroom, even the pediatrician would give them sweets at check ups. They used to tell me: Mom they are all crazy how can they give us this, they don’t know anything.
This one of the reason I love France.