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Interview: Kids Around the World Photographed Surrounded by Their Weekly Diet

Melanie Wong | Jul 1, 201908:17 PM    

" . . . I focused on kids because eating habits start young and if you don’t get it right when you’re 9 or 10, it’s going to be a lot harder when you’re older!

Globalization has had a huge impact on diets around the world. Two quick examples from countries I visited, Brazil and the UAE. A generation ago, Brazil’s poor were underfed. Today, 57% of the population is overweight. In 2014, there were 803,900 diabetics in the UAE—about 20 percent of the population. 30 years ago, diabetes barely existed in this part of the world.

We’re at a tipping point. The balance of what most children eat now is dramatically moving away from homemade stews and vegetables towards ultra-processed packaged foods and snack foods, many of them designed to appeal to children. . . "

Interview: Kids Around the World Photographed Surrounded by Their Weekly Diet

Gregg Segal's "Daily Bread" project examines the diet of kids around the world and the globalization of nutrition.

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