Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Week's Worth of Groceries Around the World

In addition to being a blogger and a writer, I am a teacher. I teach 6th grade. I am always looking for interesting material to present to my students because 6th graders can be very difficult to keep on task and engaged. I get quite a bit of inspiration from meme's that are sent to me on Facebook. The other day someone sent me a meme created from photographs, taken by Peter Menzel, that showed a weeks worth of groceries for folks from around the world. It really is quite interesting if you spend some time really looking at what an "average" family consumes. It got me thinking about how good people in other countries eat compared to me, which I think most Americans would find surprising. It also got me considering how the heck I am going to store food in a tiny house.

Take a look for yourself here:
You may also be interested to look and compare breakfasts from around the world. Keep in mind that Americans make their main meal of the day dinner, while in many countries, breakfast is a large meal and dinner quite small. You can find those photo's here:

My wish for you today is that you may never hunger and never thirst. Have a wonderful day!


  1. I live in a tiny apartment and I have to say the biggest dilemma is where to store the food, so that is a very valid question :)

  2. I've seen those pictures of families and what they eat in a week. I think it is interesting who eats the processed, boxed foods, and who eats the foods straight from the garden. Thanks.

  3. Hey Karin,

    This is a very interesting article. Glad I ran into it. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great week ahead. :-)