What the World Eats

The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp, Chad.  Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23 USD Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we take a look at what families all across the globe are eating over a one week period.  Take a look at the TIME magazine gallery link below.  It really hammers home some important points; some of us are eating some really bad foods (Revis family of USA), some of us are eating really simply but healthy (Ahmed family of Cairo), and some of us are barely eating at all (Aboubakar family of Chad).  We should all be thankful for what we have, but also be cognizant of the fact the majority of us have the ability to change our diets.  Seeing some of these weekly diets (especially the Americans) is alarming.  A diet made up of 80% high-sodium, highly sugary, processed foods is a recipe for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, among other ailments.  Let this gallery serve as a wake up call to all of us.  Let’s recognize and acknowledge our bad eating habits, strive to eat like those with good habits, and help those who don’t have enough to even form an eating habit.

Gallery found  at TIME.com


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