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Bento Box<br />The Japanese lunch box<br />
What is a Bento box?<br /><ul><li>A meal for on the go
A home packed meal
Or, a single portion take-out meal</li></li></ul><li>How Big is a Bento Box?<br /><ul><li>Three factors determine your ben...
Gender
Age
Height
On average, an adult woman’s size Bento is approximately 600 ml</li></ul>(http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yellowstudio/c/0000000...
Why in Milliliters?<br /><ul><li>Calories correspond directly to capacity of a Bento Box
600 ml box should ideally hold a 600 cal meal
240 ml is equivalent to 1 cup</li></li></ul><li>There are many styles of Bento boxes:<br /><ul><li>Older styles such as wo...
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  1. 1. Bento Box<br />The Japanese lunch box<br />
  2. 2. What is a Bento box?<br /><ul><li>A meal for on the go
  3. 3. A home packed meal
  4. 4. Or, a single portion take-out meal</li></li></ul><li>How Big is a Bento Box?<br /><ul><li>Three factors determine your bento box size:
  5. 5. Gender
  6. 6. Age
  7. 7. Height
  8. 8. On average, an adult woman’s size Bento is approximately 600 ml</li></ul>(http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yellowstudio/c/0000000352/)<br />
  9. 9. Why in Milliliters?<br /><ul><li>Calories correspond directly to capacity of a Bento Box
  10. 10. 600 ml box should ideally hold a 600 cal meal
  11. 11. 240 ml is equivalent to 1 cup</li></li></ul><li>There are many styles of Bento boxes:<br /><ul><li>Older styles such as wooden or woven</li></li></ul><li>More Bento box styles:<br /><ul><li>Lacquered and fancy</li></li></ul><li>Even More Bento box styles:<br /><ul><li>Plastic and insulated</li></li></ul><li>Fill up your Bento Box<br /><ul><li>Japanese guidelines suggest a meal be made up of :
  12. 12. 3 parts grain
  13. 13. 2 parts vegetable
  14. 14. 1 part protein</li></li></ul><li>Bento Boxes do not have:<br /><ul><li>Candy
  15. 15. Junk Food
  16. 16. Fatty Food
  17. 17. Empty Spaces</li></li></ul><li>So make it fun!<br />Enjoy your food!<br />
  18. 18. Sing a song!<br />The Bento Song – in Japanese<br />Kore kurai no, obento bako ni<br />Onigiri, onigiri, choitto tsumete<br />Kizami shouga ni, goma furikakete<br />Ninjin san<br />Sanshou san, shiitake san, gobo san<br />Ana no aita renkon san<br />Suji no touta fuuki<br />Translated in English<br />In a bento box about this size<br />Put in a few rice balls<br />Minced ginger, sprinkle with sesame seeds, 3 carrots<br />3 peppers, 3 shitake mushrooms, 3 burdock roots<br />3 lotus roots with holes in them and butter burs with the strings running through them<br />( http://lunchinabox.net/2007/09/25/bento-box-song/ )<br />
  19. 19. Bento Box<br />It’s definitely for lunch!<br />

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