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Amazing Photos Show What the World Really Eats

Anthony Gucciardi
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April 30th, 2012
Updated 05/30/2013 at 8:28 pm
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What do you and your family eat each week? You may be shocked to see the significant variation even between relatively ‘similar’ nations when it comes to diet. While many families within the United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core of their nutritional program, families from nations like Bhutan survive off of traditional base food items like vegetables and grains. It is easy to see why disease rates are skyrocketing in many developed countries, where nutrition is not held to a very high regard. There is a huge difference in what the world eats, referring to different nations across the globe.

Amazingly, the United States also spends more on healthcare than any nation in the world. Despite spending $7,960 per capita, the United States has been ranked dead last when it comes to the quality of care. The fact of the matter is that when food intake is ignored — along with the subsequent toxic ingredients that go along with the processed food addiction — disease will arise. In the telling pictures below, taken from the book ‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’, you can see what the average family from each nation eats over the period of one week.

What the World Eats

North Carolina, United States

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Possibly the least surprising photo showing what the world eats, this family from North Carolina eats a diet almost entirely of processed and pre-prepared foods with heavy amounts of junk and fast food. Consuming mostly sugar-laden ‘fruit’ drinks and mega-sized sodas from Burger King and McDonald’s, this average American diet will ultimately lead to chronic disease and rampant sickness. Some favorite foods include pizza and fast food.

Mexico

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Families in mexico also tend to consume sugary sodas and processed foods, though their fruit and vegetable intake is higher than the United States families observed. The family lists their favorite food items as pizza, pasta, and chicken.

Canada

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Enjoying some of the same processed items as families from Mexico and the United States, Canadian families do consume processed chips and meats, though you will notice a more prominent display of vegetables and fresh fish on the table. An increased amount of yogurt and cheese is also featured.

 

Italy

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Italian families enjoy their bread, pasta, and assorted fruit. With grains a major part of the diet, along with other carbohydrate-rich foods, Italian families tend to forfeit some meal options high in protein for ‘traditional’ Italian dishes like pasta with ragu. While many of these items are fresh or even baked at home, Italian families still consume large amounts of sodas like Pepsi. You can see that this family drinks about 6 larger-sized bottles per week.

China

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Here is a photo of what the world eats with a focus on China. This Chinese family prefers fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce, listed as their favorite dishes. Eating processed food items mixed with packaged meats and fish, this Chinese family eats more fruit than vegetables, and their produce selection is one of the smallest besides the United States.

Chad

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This family resides in the developing nation of Chad and spends only the equivalent of $1.23 per week on food to feed the entire family. Their favorite food is soup with fresh sheep meat.

Japan

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It may surprise you, but this Japanese family consumes a diet high in processed junk and sugary treats. They list their favorite food items as cake, potato chips, and sashimi.

Germany

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This German family has adopted an American-styled nutritional regiment, stating that their favorite foods are pizza, vanilla pudding, fried potatoes, and fried noodles. You may also notice the largely increased amount of beer and other alcoholic drinks over the other nations.

Great Britain

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Spending over $250 per week on food, the average family in Great Britain is eating mostly processed meals and candy. This family’s preferred foods include chocolate fudge cake, mayonnaise sandwiches, and prawn cocktail.

While of course a single picture of each nation can’t show you what the respective nation eats and ultimately what the world eats, it does provide insight and discussion for those who are interested in learning about cultures around the world.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Amazing Photos Show What the World Really EatsGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • anna

    This is a great start to developing insight on the connection on what we eat and how it affects our body's structure, nutrition as well as disorder. Great article to putting the spotlight on health and food intake!

    This idea can further be studied perhaps relating what can be found on the conditions that strike each country most and relate it to the foods we are known to generally consume.

    Perhaps information like these will help us as adults gain perspective on how we can change, improve or maintain a healthy living….but I see most benefit for our children and our children's children – that eventually, we can realize what's best for us as human beings so we can live healthier lives.

  • Aleksandr

    Привет с Украины, город Луганск! А мы питаемся здоровой , со своего огорода, пищей! Ну и что из этого!!!! Мы болеем в пять раз чаще, чем Вы! Рак, Спид, Туберкулез, Инфаркт, Инсульт – такие заболевания у нас выросли за последние 20 лет в пять раз! Причина не в диетическом питании!!!!!! Корень здорового образа жизни, продолжительности жизни, лежит совсем в другом месте, увы!

    Greetings from Ukraine, Lugansk city! We eat healthy, from his garden, the food! Well, what of it!! We support up to five times more often than you! Cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis, heart attack, stroke – such diseases have increased over the past 20 years, five times! The reason is not diet food!! The root of healthy living, life expectancy, is a very different place, alas!

  • Atahualpa

    What a racist article! You show middle class families from the US, middle class from Canada, middle class from Japan, middle class from Italy and then a family from a refugee camp in Chad! Couldn't you get a comparable economically structured family unit from the African continent? Why does 'Africa' always figure within a Manichean system of extreme othering?

  • Buffet

    You left out a category – bodybuilders. We don't eat any of that rubbish like those weaklings!

  • @LeapingFar

    Yep, the typical diets of families who are NOT health conscience, as many on this site are.

    Loading up on bad carbohydrates in all the packaged products that all contain GMOs and HFCS.

    And the meat in the U.S. is loaded with cancer causing drugs, NOT in China or Europe though.

    The U.S. is #25 of the list for countries longevity.

    Even before I became aware of unhealthy foods to NOT consume, I never had sugar added sweet drinks. I never have understood this obsession.

  • Nancy

    It is NOT cheap to eat organic food, who ever said that! I live in a country where its cold for 7 months of the year and my garden can only produce that whcih grows in a 3 month period.. We have TWO places in all of the city I live in that sells a decent amount of organic food processed and non and then a few more expensive mom and pop places. We have Hutterites here who grow in tehir greehouses but for commercial selling they use pesticies and herbacides. What these pics represent is the fact that BAD foods are more avaialable and cheaper on the budget ALL over the world. If it was switched and organic food was cheaper these pics I think woudl be different "on average" . I do not represent any of them BTW.

  • http://evilcyber.com Evilcyber

    The problem is much less *what* people eat, but *how much* they eat.

    • Dani

      no, it isn't. Its what they eat.

    • Jaclyn

      No, you're absolutely wrong… It is what we eat.. If you live on a diet high in carbohydrates, and sugar, you are destined to be obese, or dying of one of the many health issues so common in terrible diets. A calorie is not just a calorie.. Do your research people. Stop believing what weight watcher and Jenny crieg are telling you. Obviously the health information we are told, is false.

    • dispatchsunshine

      I agree, Evilcyber.

  • Saronne

    Lots to think about, but IMHO, a gross generalisation!

    • http://thegoodvillager.com The Good Villager

      Agreed, but generalizations make for good stories ;) and those photos are sad and fascinating at the same time.

      I will say that the best healthcare I've ever had was in the US during my three years there. Way better than the horribleness of my Canadian system. And it is true about the Chinese – I spent a year there. Very heavy meat consumption, increasing intake of fast food and oily street vendor snacks, and not enough veggies. High blood pressure is becoming a big problem there.

      • Lisa Dee

        I've had nothing but excellent health care in Canada my whole life. I thank my lucky stars I'm not forced to pay for expensive and inadequate health insurance each month. I know many Americans who have so-called insurance but a $5,000 deductible – which means they basically just avoid getting medical care.

        I mean the best way to sum it up is to remember Sarah Burke, the Canadian skier who died in Utah recently. Not only did her family have to mourn her loss, they were then handed a $250,000 medical bill. No one will ever convince me that the American system is palatable.

        • TISH MOUNIR

          SO RIGHT LISA DEE!

  • DG

    Chad for the WIN!

  • Gabrielle Duchess of

    The food police should visit the family in North Carolina that is very disturbing !!!!!!

    • Kay Lang

      And so why are we fatter? Could it be the horrible additives that the FDA should not be supportive of such as msg, genetically modified foods, partially hydrogenated foods, high fructose corn syrup, and other such additives?

  • Gabrielle Duchess of

    The food POLICE nee to visit the family in the U.S.A.

    That is SCHOCKING !!!!!!!

    • DG

      Sorry to say but its HARDLY shocking.

      • Susan

        I agree! Just spend an hour in Costco looking at what people buy. America loves anything that comes in a box or frozen food bag!

  • http://citronzest@gmail.com Indrani Pal

    Hi,

    I am an Indian from India. Diet is very important to me because I want to stay healthy. I like Farm Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables and I do like to have legumes and other Grains. I love Quinoa because it is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked.

    So thanks for sharing these pictures. It was great to know what other countries love to have in their diet.

  • GRAMPA KEN

    Obviously the photos are merely used to get a serious discusion of OUR dietary habits going —- although a "young " 78 years old, I am still alive because I started watching and studying MY diet 15 years ago — my first step was to eliminate JUNK FOOD — then eating organic, ( and learning how to cook from scratch ) — the INTERNET has greatly accelerated the learning process — I get free E-MAIL newsletters from about 6 "health gurus " I trust ( some sell products, some dont ) WORLD WIDE RESEARCH IN HOLISTIC HEALTHCARE IS ACCELERATING RAPIDLY — you can E-Mail me for my list, if you so wish

    • DG

      Hello Ken whats your email?

    • JP

      Yes Grampa Ken,

      I would love to have your list of "Health Gurus"

      Thanks, JP

    • Norma Morow

      Please send me your list when you have time. I am 77 yo, eat organic with few exceptions, buy my meat, eggs and dairy from a farm coop that has only grass fed meat, chickens, etc. I also exercise daily.

      thank you,

      Norma Marrow

      amron70@hotmail.com

    • Michelle

      Hi, Grampa Ken! I'd luv if u share your list. I have recently modified my diet for health reasons. Thanks so much.

    • http://www.spaweekblog.com Michelle

      Gramps! I would love your email address for your list as well. Or, you can reach me at michelle(at)spaweekmedia(dot)com. Thanks for being our wise owl.

    • Anonymous

      I'm interested in your list. Thanks

    • Anonymous

      I would be interested in your list! Thanks!

  • ragaby ragab

    about chad I tray to comment but I HAVE GOT NO ANSWER

    • http://www.theblockhouseschool.org Heather

      In the picture from Chad, we did not see the sheep meat, but it would not be a whole sheep, and they wouldn't have it sitting in the frig either (no frig). They may not eat it every week anyway. Note they are surrounded by jerry cans of water which they have to fetch from some distance. The tents suggest a refugee camp rather than a traditional village. If so, food supplies would be limited in variety.

      I spent time in neighboring Nigeria, and would have expected to see a few fresh tomatoes or canned tomato paste, and maybe some green leafy vegetables. In a village they would eat a chicken once in a while, and eggs.

      To my Nigerian neighbors, "food" referred to the carbohydrate food they ate, such as rice, yam or cassava, and didn't necessarily include the sauce they dipped it in which would include tomatoes, oil, a bit of meat, dried or canned fish, and maybe some green leafy vegetable.

      Notice that there is no man in that family, though there are men watching from under the trees in the distance.

      I would have liked to see more pictures from Third World countries, and also from non-typical families in developed countries who shop at farmers markets or grow their own food and make a point of limiting their consumption of processed foods.

      • Dawn

        Heather, there is a great series of books by Peter Menzel — the one about food is called What the World Eats. It's full of pictures like this, 30-some families, i think, from all over the world. More developing countries than this shows.

        Another of the books is called Material World and shows families, outside their homes, with all their belongings.

        The third book, Women in the Material World, features revealing interviews with the matriarchs of the above families.

        I got them all from our library, and my mom has been reading them for weeks. Fascinating!

        • Anonymous

          Thanks! Sounds like a good read!

  • bab43

    I must comment on the pic of the family in Italy. My experience visiting Italy a couple of years ago, they do enjoy their food, fruits and vegetables naturally grown from their gardens..Tuscany was amazing for that, and you see that this family obviously does not have an issue of obesity, they do not look one bit unhealthy..yes it depicts the sodas, but they know how to maintain their health due to food proportions, they have a healthy relationship with food overall.

    • charles williams

      I agreee with your comments. I lived in italy for two years and I never saw an obese Italian. Matronly women, many who have had more than three or four children, are well… matronly. But I never saw a fat man. Nor did I ever see a drunk in public. Italians are generally slender and they eat a lot of vegetables, spinach and things. Yes, they eat a lot of pasta and bread, but they simply know how to eat so as to avoid becoming overweight,as Americans tend to be. part of it is personl pride' Italians consider it a sign of lacking self esteem to be overweight.

  • Ken

    The people from Chad look the healthiest!

    • jarofstars

      Oh the people of chad look healthiest…first off how can you tell, they are covered and squatting so you can't see if they have serious malnutrition issues. Secondly the foods they are showing on the mat are NOT healthy foods for a family for a week, and certainly not even an individual. Most people in Chad live have the life span of those in the US or other developed countries. Skinny does not mean healthy.

  • Tara Eagle

    WOW– really interesting! Comparatively– we don't eat the chips and junk that often. I do drink soda– mainly for the caffeine kick. I'm a BIG tea drinker– hot & cold. A daily treat of good dark chocolate is a nice, healthy indulgence.♥ I eat a ton of fresh fruits and veggies. I try to pick whole grain versions of pasta and bread (yes– I check the label to get the most amt of fiber). I make different versions of Baked Oatmeal (banana/nut, pumpkin/raisin, apple/spice) they're easy on the budget, filling and a tasty way to get whole grains. Fruit & yogurt smoothies using V8 fusion veggie/fruit juice and some golden flax meal are a favorite breakfast or lunch treat. I use beans and instant brown rice regularly too. I admit– I use processed meats like lunch meat and sausage (kielbasa is a fave). We eat fish like tilapia and canned tuna and salmon regularly. Chicken is a staple and I also make dishes like fritattas and egg stratas to stretch the budget. Though it costs a bit more, I get greek yogurt because it's such a good source of protein.

    • http://www.ivyhillfarm.ca sue

      @Tara Eagle

      just wanted to say you can 'make' your own greek yogurt provided the one you buy lists "active cultures". Heat some milk close to scalding and let cool till it feels about body temp or a bit warmer (can't be hot though), and add a few tablespoons of the last bit of your bought yogurt and mix well. Wrap the pot in a towel and stick it in your oven (oven off!!) overnight 8-12 hrs. In the morning, you'll have yogurt. You can keep the same strain going for more than a year before it starts not to work and you have to buy another store-yogurt to 'seed' from.

      • Tara Eagle

        Thanks Sue ♥

        Here is a recipe for Banana/Walnut Baked Oatmeal– you can even add in some mini chocolate chips too. Smells and tastes a bit like Banana Bread and kind of has the texture of a thick oatmeal cookie. I serve warm from the oven with milk poured over top.

        Pre-heat oven to 350– Grease a 13"x9" pan

        In a large bowl combine: 1 Tbs canola oil– 3/4 C mashed very ripe bananas– 2 eggs– 1/2 C brown sugar. Next add: 3 C uncooked rolled oats– 2 tsp baking powder– 1 tsp ground cinnaimon– 1/2 tsp nutmeg– 1 C milk– 1/2 walnut pieces. Mix till well blended.

        Spoon into prepared pan– bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

        I've swapped out the bananas for: apple pie filling mashed up– pumpkin– diced canned peaches– and switched up the spices and nuts. I add in raisins with the pumpkin as well.

  • Mr. Mojo

    The problem is that it takes more time and effort, but not necessarily money, to eat well. Walk into any supermarket and it's amazing how little real food there is. You have to hunt for it.

    Having a very limited food budget can force you, if you aren't stupid about it, to eat better. Skip the processed crap, buy real food and learn to cook.

    If most people just cut out the soda and fast food they would be at least half way to having a reasonable diet.

    • dani

      Agreed. I cannot stand it when people tell me it's expensive to eat healthy, it simply lets me know how little they know how to cook and how little time they spend trying to. It also shows me that they simply care too little about being healthy, they just want all the rewards with absolutely no effort. I can make an abundant and nutritious meal for three for under $5.00 with leftovers. I do it everyday and we only have a budget of less than $300.00/month on groceries.

      • Leslie

        I make all our meals from scratch, have very little pre-packaged food in our house and buy tons of fruit and vegetables and I can say unequivicably that it IS more expensive to eat healthy! I have a large family and we spend $175 a week on groceries, most of that is organic fruits, veggies and grains, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken–you get the drift. Since I have switched to organic, healthier foods I get half as much for the same money than I used to buying straight from the grocery store. Hooray that you can feed your family so cheaply—but everything depends on where you live, what is available, and how much things cost—and it isn't that easy for everyone. Man, I love when people make blanket statements without taking anything else into consideration. Oh, and I forgot to mention–we have a huge garden to grow a lot of our own food as well, AND we have chickens for eggs and I still spend $175 a week on groceries. (of course the garden is only viable for the summer/fall months and everything depends on how much I can can and preserve and how long it lasts.)

        • Tawnya

          You can buy "real grocery store food" for much less. Three words make your bill so high: organic, grass-fed, free-range–those words at least double the cost of the same regular items in the grocery store. So skipping the packaged foods and going to the regular veggies, fresh meat, and dairy, is healthier and no more expensive—maybe less—than buying the junk food.

          • Laura

            Though you are right in basic numbers, Tawnya, there are many of us who do not wish to consume conventional produce and meats because of the hidden heath costs due to the methods by which these things are grown. I will spend more on organic, grass-fed, and free-range because I believe that my and my family's health is at stake. Plus, I have many chemical sensitivities, so I don't want to risk ingesting the toxins used to grow conventional produce. Additionally, in buying humanely raised meats, I can be assured that the animals were treated well and that I am supporting small family farms rather than big agribusiness (both of which are very important to me).

            Yes, organic does cost more. Yes, we do have to sacrifice in other areas, such as not having lots of money for entertainment and random shopping trips, but this is important to us. Organic probably costs more than it needs to, however, since too many grocery stores hike up organic prices more than necessary in order to cash in on this current trend, but that is another subject for debate.

            • http://www.ivyhillfarm.ca sue

              Hi Laura, as a pasture-based all natural, farmer, I suggest you find a local farmer who direct markets in your area. Buying in bulk saves money and you're right, the stores DO mark it up, it's cheaper to buy (and fresher) from the farmer.
              http://www.ivyhillfarm.ca

  • George Archers

    Regarding Canada's photo shot–B.S. These folks are new comers and do not represent majority

    The author should have taken photos of full shopping carts,that would be a better representation.

    Cheers from Toronto :^/

    Check this food chart

    http://www.uniquescoop.com/2012/04/illusion-of-ch

  • Anna Whang

    It's amazing what family around the world eat and spend on their grocery bills. Thank you for sharing your article.

  • Cj

    Looking at the picture of the people in Chad makes me sick to look at the other families. I am ashamed to spend $60 bucks a week for two people after seeing that. We have one processed food meal a week and then just meat and veggies. It is very cheap to eat whole, organic foods. Not the boxed "organic" stuff.

    • Kelsey

      Yep! Meat, veggies, and fruit! We buy all organic and still spend less than when we ate processed food! (The kids can't give up sugar yogurt and bread though. Baby steps!)

  • Jack Morgan

    Mayonnaise sandwiches? get the fuk out of here…

    • Yummy

      Yeah! Gotta put something in it, I prefer spooning out cold baked beans from the can and stacking them in mayonnaise sandwiches, with as little juice as I can.

    • Mr. Mojo

      I know, my stomach turned on that one.

      • http://www.amoils.com/health-blog Jane Chitty

        I am British and I have never ever heard of mayonaise sandwiches. I think someone was ripping the writer or photographer off.

        • zoe

          im also english and i dont know a single person who eats mayonaise sandwiches but also the photo seams alittle out of date to me

  • Tim

    Now let's see pictures of what Presidents, Kings, Queens, and other elite eat. I bet they eat all the same food not.

  • Anonymous
  • Snicki

    http://www.menzelphoto.com/books/hpoverviewlist.h

    or Look up the book on Amazon, this article is just somebody making a blog by using someone else's hard work. They've also picked the worst photo for the United States to cause controversy. In the book there are three families, there is more discussion of their motivations and choices and they eat a less extreme diet. So for everyone saying that it doesn't represent them, it wasn't meant to, the authors and photojournalists who wrote Hungry Planet showed 3 different US families in order to show a broader view of how Americans eat.

  • onsecondthought

    Of course the US family is representative of the majority! Accounting for small regional differences, that family eats like most of the middle class suburban people I know. Let's remember that those who read this site, or other like-minded sites that have linked to it, do not hold the majority opinion. Most Americans will glady pull up to a McDonald's drive thru, while only the smallest percentage would bother themselves to drive out to the country in search of organic, raw milk. Most don't see the point of spending extra money on organic produce, and it's rare I stumble across someone with any knowledge of GMOs.

  • jc

    What an amazing article. The pictures are a representation of the AVERAGE diet of these places and I think it's fairly accurate on our side with OUR country. Not surprised about the other countries as many of our toxic waste has leaked over to corrupt healthy diets all over the world! gotta love the yummy high frutose corn syrup soft drinks

  • Kevin

    Would everyone relax about how it's not what YOU eat? It's repping the culture. This is not an attack on you as an individual. Can you imagine a rich Chadian coming on here and yelling, 'I have way more food than that! That's not me!'

    • Anonymous

      Globalization is going to be our downfall. Especially coke pepsi budweiser and cadbury/scwhepps and lays and mars and many more. Thats pretty scary. Whats even scarier is the gleaming ignorance of the global consumer. The media does the jod with psy op logo magic attacking our subcon minds. Television programming is highly addictive and when we watch it, we watch it with our guard down and the global ruling class that own all the junk food cos and the media know this. We need filters and the only way to do it is by waking up and unplugging from the mainstream. I used to be a big fat red meat eater until i watched "endgame". That documentary woke me up to look into everything, not just one thing. Follow the money and you will see why the global eating habits are starting to look the same.

    • redheadedSusi

      Thank you for that hysterical, sane reply :)

  • Laurie

    Thanks for posting this, I'm in the process of teaching the five year old about other cultures and this is a perfect addition to our study. The USA family is typical of how a lot of people I know here in north Texas eat. In fact, I know of people who eat mainly fast food all week long and only eat one cooked meal per week.

  • whirlygig

    I am British and I would say two things about the 'British' family:

    1. There appears to be no meat or fish in their diet which seems incredible and pretty unrepresentative of the majority of families here.

    2. Nobody in this country has a house decorated like that or wears clothes like that and haven't done since the 1950s/60s!

    The writers of this article have a very skewed stereotype in their minds! And if that is true of us, it must also be true of other nations.

    • Trish

      I have to agree with you on the misrepresentation thing. I am an American living abroad and see more fresh vegetables and meals cooked at home that are NOT from a package here in the EU. Even when in America my kitchen does not have the things that American photo has it in! I actually do not know many people who have that much junk! I don't even call it food.

  • Melanie

    The NC diet is nothing like my diet either. My spouse eats lots of junk. I know a lot of people rely on a lot of fast food but few solely. I'm pretty sure grocers stock them for a reason.

  • Blanched nuts

    I like how most of the American's on this board are stating that the American family doesn't represent them. Umm the junk food industry is a billion dollar industry and is surviving because pretty much ALL American's eat one of their products at one time or another.

    Would it be better if the family were Caucasian? Would that then make you realize you eat a diet of junk?

    Personally I've eaten just about all the junk products they show on the picture of the American family. Now does that mean my pantry is filled with junk food… no.

    All American's can relate to eating junk because guess what we all do and despite what you say the numbers don't lie.

    For the record I have cut out soda from my diet entirely and hardly eat sweets.

  • Paul

    The United States is spending more on healthcare despite having tens of millions of uninsured because it does not have a single-payer system. That is why it spends twice per capita what a number of other developed countries do yet has shorter life spans and higher infant mortality than they do. Much of the money is wasted, and much goes into private pockets. The health insurance industry aims to keep it that way. They is why it fought a public option.

  • Andi

    We eat better than every one of those families pictured… (American here). Definitely not representative of a lot of us.

  • http://technonichellc.com/churchofwtf/ Rev. Dr. Jody Mckeef

    Robot Sam and notlikeme, I don't know what planet versions of earth in the multiverse you two are from. I'm an ex-army cook, and an award wining chef and Wisconsin resident. That NC family is rather standard for Americans as far as diet goes. Now shut your retarded statist mouths, you are both making us look like denialist self-emulsing ignoramuses.

    • Robot Sam

      The dear reverend opens himself up to an well crafted insult, but since he is clearly mad in such a wonderful way, I will let it go. I simply don't like to see examples of the North American urban strutter apes portrayed as humans or indicative as such.

      • Disgusted

        Hatemongering under the guise of intelligence…pathetic. No one is fooled by your vocabulary–we all understand your glaringly racist message. I wouldn't even use a person like you as compost. Not even a weed would grow! Now kindly do us all a favor and take your bigoted trolling elsewhere.

  • Robot Sam

    The family from NC is a bunch of throwback morons, whose fuctioning brain matter would not fill the cap of a pepsi bottle. Guffawing, smirking goons who would be better used for fertilizer. They are not representative of Americans although the psychotic liberal blog would have you believe that is what 'Americans' eat and another reason why America should be hated.

    • Throwbacks Roole

      They are smiling because they are happy unlike haters and trolls like u. What do you eat a ton of red meet. I hop you are sick.

      • Robot Sam

        Are you one of the morons in the photo? You cannot spell and your writing is that of a three year old.

        Who the f*ck can't spell meat and hope? But I am sure you think you have a valid point.

  • MelbaGoat

    The poor Brits, food is so expensive in Britain you can see that they don't eat much at all. Looks like they cannot afford produce at all. Their poor diet probably has as much to with food prices as ignorance. The big surprise is the family from Chad, who look among the healthiest of the group and eat such basic food.

    • dan

      look up Codex Alimentarius. Be well.

    • Zoe

      food prices are not that bad in england, it is just cheaper to eat unhealthy so if you do not have much money your diet is not as good as someone who has more money and there are every few people who grow their own food (I know this because i am from england)

  • notlikeme

    i am from Texas, and the family depicted in the North Carolina picture does not represent my diet or the diet of my family. I also think it does not represent the typical Texan. The typical Texan diet is probably more like the Mexican diet. Of course the book depicts a family that does not eat organic or get their milk and eggs from a farm. I grew up in a rural area and live in the suburbs now, but I drive to the farm to get as much of my food as I can because I grew up eating from the farm and I know the benefits of easting real food.