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.