What does a week's worth or groceries look like in the United States? What about Guatemala? Photographer Peter Menzel tackled this very question in his book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. In it, Menzel profiles 30 families around the world, including a detailed description of their weekly food purchases and a portrait of the entire family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries.
"I want people to understand their own diets better — and their own chemistry and their own biology," Menzell says. "And make better decisions for themselves."
Does your weekly diet look like the family from the USA? Or does the amount of bread eaten by the Italian family look a little closer to home? Take a look at each family's weeks worth of groceries and please leave your comments below.
Cost: 481.14 Australian dollars or $376.45 US Dollars
Cost: 224.93 nglutrum or $5.03 US Dollars
Cost: $345 US Dollars
Cost: 695 CFA Francs or $1.23 US Dollars
Cost: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06 US Dollars
Cost: $31.55 US Dollars
Cost: 315.17 euros or $419.95 US Dollars
Cost: 375.39 Euros or $500.07 US Dollars
Cost: 155.54 Pounds or $253.15 US Dollars
Cost: 573 Quetzales or $75.70 US Dollars
Cost: 1,636.25 Rupees or $39.27 US Dollars
Cost: 214.36 Euros or $260.11 US Dollars
Cost: 37,699 Yen, or $317.25 US Dollars
Cost: 63.63 Dinar or $221.45 US Dollars
Cost: 17,670 francs or $26.39 US Dollars
Cost: 1,862.78 Pesos or $189.90 US Dollars
Cost: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02 US Dollars
Cost: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27 US Dollars
Cost: 198.48 Turkish liras or $145.88 US Dollars
United States of America (USA)
Cost: $341.98 US Dollars