Each one of us who’s ever tried to convince a child of eating broccoli when it knows that some sweets are waiting has an idea of how hard persuading children to eat healthy can really be. In order to avoid an argument that is often related to eating broccoli etc. we tend to give in and promise a bar of chocolate. Of course, children aren’t the only ones with a sweet tooth. You know it all too well. You know what would be good for you, but a pizza, a burger, some cake or the rest of the “good stuff” attract us in an incredible way. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, you need to treat yourself to something every once in a while, right?
Most of us often lose a clear overview of what we actually consume every day. Gregg Segal has captured this phenomenon in pictures, showing us clearly how you should actually pay attention to your own nutrition. In his photo project he photographed children and their meals and snacks for a whole week. The US photographer selected kids because he believes humans learn their eating habits in their childhood and because he wants to highlight how dramatic the global situation of human nutrition really is.
The thing that catches our eye in the pictures is that no matter where children live they consume a lot of sweets and carbohydrates. Even if we can find some vegetables in the photos, they aren’t as relevant as chocolate etc. I find Gregg Segal’s project very interesting mainly because it also highlights that children living in poorer areas in the world don’t necessarily eat or get fed in an unhealthier way. And children living in wealthier countries would often deserve a healthier meal.
Have you ever taken notes of what you eat every day? If you have, are you satisfied or rather negatively surprised? If you haven’t, give it a try. It won’t harm at all.