A few months ago, Time magazine did a superb photo essay on “What the World Eats.” I thought the essay was worth the subscription cost alone. They took pictures of families from as near as North Carolina and California to far-flung locations like Cairo, Kuwait, Sicily and Bargteheide (I had to look that one up; for those curious, it is in Germany). The photo includes the family members and a spread of all the food that they ate for the week. Underneath each photo is how much money the family spent on food for the week and their favorite foods or family recipe.
I found it eye-opening on so many levels, and it has been clipped to our refrigerator ever since. Such a powerful message in many ways, both for us and our kids.
If you missed the photo essay, you can check out all sixteen family pictures right here. I’d love to know what you think.
Photo from Time, Inc.