Snapshot Sunday: Hungry Planet

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio traveled the world photographing everything that an average family consumes in a given week and noting the cost. Their results were exhibited in the Nobel Peace Center in an effort to raise awareness about “how environments and cultures influence the cost and calories of the world’s dinners.” (TIME Magazine)

Here are some of my favorites from the full slideshow:


India – 1,636.25 Indian Rupees or $39.27


Guatemala – 573 Quetzales or $75.70


Egypt – 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53


USA – $341.98


USA – $242.48


Mali – 17,670 Francs or $26.39






Great Britain – 155.54 British Pounds or $253.13

Think critically about these pictures… People of which countries, in general, are eating more balanced meals? How does culture influence food choice, especially in regard to developed vs. developing nation classifications?

To kick off the first week of October right, I’ll be focusing blog posts on nutrition. These pictures of meal comparisons around the world have always forced me to think critically about why Americans make the food choices we do and how we, as a nation, can focus more on taking up balanced eating.

Snapshot Sunday: Honor A Father’s Wish

On Friday, I wrote an article about the importance of empowering women to speak up against acts of sexual violence against themselves, or others. We have the power to change how society, especially Indian society, views rapists and those who have been raped.

Today’s return of Snapshot Sunday takes me back to the start: Honor Badri Singh Pandey’s wish. Jyoti Singh Pandey, his daughter, was gang-raped in December 2012. His wish – “We want the world to know her name. My daughter didn’t do anything wrong, she died while protecting herself.
I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”


Raise your voice, for yourself and those you care about. 

Links of interest that I highly recommend:

Sushmita Sen’s Speech at the Save & Empower the Girl Child Campaign Fashion Show

Sohaila Abdulali’s NYT piece “I Was Wounded; My Honor Wasn’t”