Infographic: Prison Food vs. School Lunches

| by Michael Allen

What's better, school lunches or prison food? An infographic by Good Magazine has compared the average prison menu with the average school lunch (below).

Prison and elementary school food both contain about 1400 calories and both cost close to $2.60 per person per day.

The average prison meal and elementary school lunch have one bread item, one starch item and one drink.

However, kids get an ounce less of meat and less vegetables or fruits. Of course, it's important to note that prisoners are adults, while school children are, well, children.

Schools and prisons share the same mass food distributers, so it shouldn't come as a big surprise that the food is similar. Aramark is one of the biggest food service providers for both prisons and schools.

Kids who are getting more nutrition in their meals are refusing to eat it, as Opposing Views reported.