Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm Counting My Blessings!

What is eaten in one week!
Just in case you need to think of something new to be thankful for this holiday season.....
This is undoubtedly one of the most interesting e-mails I've ever received. Take a good look at the family size & diet of each country, and the availability & cost of what is eaten in one week.

Italy: The Manzo family of SicilyFood expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Germany: The Melander family of BargteheideFood expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (Sure hope most Americanfamilies eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)Food expenditure for one week $341.98 Mexico: The Casales family of CuernavacaFood expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09 Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-JeziornaFood expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
Egypt: The Ahmed family of CairoFood expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
Ecuador: The Ayme family of TingoFood expenditure for one week: $31.55
Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey VillageFood expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23 ?
Don't know about you, but right about now, I'm counting my blessings!


Evie said...

Sad to say, our family eats more junk and fast food than is good for us. I'm stunned and humbled by how little food the last few families eat.

Dave said...

Thank you for this interesting post.

Barbara said...

What an eye-opener!

Stephen said...

This is an incredible post! What a reality check. It is obsene what we eat especially as North Americans. But not just the amount, but what we eat!