How Much Is Eaten Around The World


Original Image by Faith D'Alusio and Peter Menzel via Amazon.com
Original Image by Faith D’Alusio and Peter Menzel via Amazon.com

By: Nikki Nies

Photographer Peter Menzel and his wife, writer Faith D’Alusio traveled the world for three years to document the eating habits of 80 people in 30 countries. Their findings have been compiled into the couple’s book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diet . As we know, a picture is worth a thousand words and the photographs they took are very telling. They captured the amount and type(s) of food typically eaten in the course of one day.

The profiles of each person photographed is organized by the total number of calories consumed per day.

Third wife out of four wives. Noolkisaruni Tarakuai in Kenya consumes 800 calories/day
Third wife out of four wives. Noolkisaruni Tarakuai in Kenya consumes 800 calories/day
 Marble Moahi, who's HIV, in Botswana consumes 900 kcal/day
Marble Moahi, who’s HIV, in Botswana consumes 900 kcal/day
Munna Kailash, a rickshaw driver in India, consumes 2400 kcal/day.
Munna Kailash, a rickshaw driver in India, consumes 2400 kcal/day.
Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, a farmer and mother of 8, cooks over a hearth, consumes 3800 kcal/day
Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, a farmer and mother of 8, cooks over a hearth, consumes 3800 kcal/day
Soldier Curtis Newcomer, in Fort Irwin, California, consumes 4000 kcal/day.
Soldier Curtis Newcomer, in Fort Irwin, California, consumes 4000 kcal/day.

While the above pictures show only a glimpse of the 80 people shared in the book, it’s humbling and a great start to understanding how blessed we are to have food on the table without worrying about what will be eaten in the next meal. What are you waiting for? Grab your copy of the What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diet now!

Sources: http://www.idealistrevolution.org/15-people-from-around-the-world-next-to-the-amount-of-food-they-eat-every-day/

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