Originally Posted by Eason
I'm lazy, but government stats say that 80% of recycled oil is purchased by school canteens.
Can't find anything about government stats myself, but I did find this NY Times story. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/world/asia/01shanghai.html
Which seems to be about restaurants sourcing their oil from underground and nefarious suppliers. Similar story from The Beijinger here. http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2010/03/22/Diners-Beware-Toxic-Chopsticks-and-Recycled-Oil
Originally Posted by dacox
This. Chinese cafeteria food is fucking disgusting. No, it won't kill you, but healthy is about the last word I'd use to describe the food (and the students for that matter).
TBH I'm impressed by the health of the students at my current school and other state schools I've been in. Very few overweight and obviously obese students here.
The food is actually quite good IMO, usually a good selection of vegetables, along with a balanced diet. NO junk food like hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, sweets and candy.
I've seen the school kitchens and how the food is prepared, I'm impressed, cleanliness and food preparation standards appear to be of very high standard. I'm sure the only thing which is harmful to student's health, is amount of smoking which goes on, but that's China for you, although the school does have an anti-smoking programme.
The school has a compulsory PT and competitive sports programme as well, something AFAIK which doesn't happen in UK schools any more. My old school in Bristol, UK sold their running track and football/playing fields for housing development. I believe obesity and other health problems are now a major problem with students in the USA. http://www.sodahead.com/living/study-finds-half-of-college-students-overweight-whos-to-blame/question-1513395/'If you've been to a college campus recently, you might have noticed that students are, well, taking up a bit more room than they used to.
A new study at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minn., shows 47.7 percent of students on campus are obese or overweight.''The study shows less than one percent of students are getting enough fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, a tour of the school cafeteria revealed only a handful of bananas and two apples out for students to purchase.
"We just don't have enough healthy options," student Vasna Vjevac told Yahoo! "I would eat healthier if I could but it's not easy to do here."
Another student, Andera Arnkupovic, was spotted eating chicken fingers for breakfast.'
BTW there is a new intake of students for the start of term, and they're all outside doing intensive military drill/parade for a week. While the rest of the students are out running for 15-25 minutes, twice a day.Edited by MikeDT - 8/24/11 at 5:05pm