We'd hazard a guess that hardly any of us have had cause to track what our kids eat in one week, then take stock.
Photographer Gregg Segal has done just that, documenting the food intake of kids all around the world, and the differences are stark.
Gregg says he started the Daily Bread project to take a look at how the spread of Western foods has affected the diets of children globally.
He specifically examines the issue of junk food - processed, sweetened and highly salted snack foods - and how the habits established in childhood can last throughout a lifetime.
Ademilson Francisco dos Santos, who traveled from Vao de Almas, a village of 200 families in the state of Goias to Brasilia for this Daily Bread shoot. Ademilson’s day is divided between school in the morning and farming in the afternoon; he helps his father harvest manihot (cassava), a staple of his simple, clean diet which is free of packaged, processed foods. Thank you @anaboquadi for helping make these pictures. #dailybread #foodculture #cerrado #cleanfood #whatkidseat #cassava
Each child is required to keep a food journal for a week in the lead up to the photo shoot. Then the food is laid out around them, with the child posed alongside.
The photographer even used his own son Hank (below) in the project, stating after wards that both he and his wife "thought he had more green in his diet."
Hank (my kid) with the food he ate in a week. My wife and I thought he had more green in his diet. We can do better. In the US, less than 1% of our calories come from veggies! 60% come from ultra-processed foods (ingredients you wouldn't find in your kitchen at home). #dailybread #whatkidseat #diet #nutrition #greens #processedfood
Watakanih with what she ate in one week: fish from the Suiamissa River, tapioca and fruit - and very little else. No processed packaged foods. Worried about the extinction of her native language, Arawaki (only 7 fluent speakers remain) Kawakanih’s mother raised her daughter in isolation from those who didn’t speak Arawaki for the first 6 years of her life. Kawakanih is the first kid to be raised speaking Arawaki since the 1940’s! #dailybread #foodculture #indigenoustribes #ayawalapiti #xingu
It sure looks like the kids had a great time on the photo shoots. It must be snack heaven for a kid.