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In beeld: dit eten kinderen over de hele wereld per week

Denk je dat kinderen in Afrika minder gezond eten dan kinderen die opgroeien in de VS of een ander Westers land? Het tegendeel is vaak waar, zo ontdekte de Amerikaanse fotograaf Gregg Segal. Hij besloot overal ter wereld kinderen op de foto te zetten, met alles wat ze in een week gegeten hadden. En dat leverde niet alleen bijzondere plaatjes maar ook bevindingen op.



Dat er over de hele wereld anders wordt gedacht over gezonde eetgewoontes en dat lang niet elk kind dat arm is ongezond eet en vice versa, bewijst deze bijzondere en interessante fotoserie wel. Segal: ‘Al twee jaar lang reis ik de wereld over om kinderen te vragen een week lang een eetdagboek bij te houden. Aan het eind van die week, maak ik dan een portret van een kind met al het eten om hem heen. Ik richt me op kinderen omdat de eetgewoontes die je als kind meekrijgt, een leven lang meegaan en de kans op het krijgen van gezondheidsproblemen zoals diabetes, hartklachten en darmkanker beïnvloeden.’

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Gezonde keuzes

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Can you guess what percent of our calories come from vegetables in the US? Less than 1%! Looking at all of the kids’ food I photographed, not just in the US, but all over the world, greens were consistently absent. Parents often say, “My kid won’t eat vegetables.” They throw up their hands. “I put healthy food in front of them, but they only like pizza.” You can’t force kids to eat healthy foods, but if you give them the choice, they’ll choose salt, fat, and sugar over leafy greens because salt, fat, and sugar appeal to our deepest, primal cravings stretching back to our caveman days! If you don’t introduce whipped cream Frappuccinos, sautéed spinach with a little butter and salt isn’t bad. #dailybread #eatyourgreens #whatkidseat #parenting #primalcravings #diet #powerhousebooks

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Ongezonde snacks

 

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Thayla, Brasilia, 2018. Most poor kids in Brasil attend school to be able to eat, but the government has failed to provide adequate school lunches, offering little more than milk and crackers or canned beans. Thayla wishes she had more flavors in her diet and could afford to eat feijoada. If she had enough money, she’d buy clothes for the street kids who are worse off than her. Someday, she’d like to be a teacher. In Brazil, corporate food is finding ways to profit from the poorest consumers, reaching ever more remote places. Nestle hires micro-entrepreneurs, mom and pops who trundle thru villages with carts selling cheap processed snacks. A generation ago, Brazil’s poor were underfed. Today, 50% of the population is overweight. The UN should be focused not only at calorie intake but nutrient. #dailybread #powerhousebooks #whatkidseat #diet #nutrition #kids #brazil #schoollunch

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Zoete koek

Veel groente

 

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One more from Brazil. Ayme has been raised on a mostly indigenous diet. Her dad is a forest engineer and nutritionist and her mom @anaboquadi researches the culinary and medicinal uses of foods from the Cerrado – and has a great little vegan restaurant, Buriti Zen in Brasilia (for all you locals). Try the walnut cassava moqueca and cauliflower soufflé with cupuaçu cream. Ayme’s earliest memory of food is her mama’s milk. Thinking of this makes her want to return to that time and nurse again. Açaí is Ayme’s favorite food and part of her heritage; her great grandmother was an açaí merchant who sold her berries at Ver-o-peso Market in Belém. From working on Daily Bread, Ayme realized that she eats many things that other kids don’t – like lots of fresh veggies. #dailybread #powerhousebooks #plantprotein #whatkidseat #culture #kids #eatyourgreens #diet #indigenous #buriti #buritizen

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