In Finland, each child and young person attending pre-primary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education can enjoy a free school meal. Nearly 850,000 pupils and students are entitled to free school lunch. In addition to this, children taking part in before- and after-school activities or school club activities get to enjoy a snack. Some education providers also offer a free snack to children taking part in school clubs.

A pupil getting lunch in a cafeteria