Saki, 2 ¾ years old, Tokyo
Doga Gunce Gursoy, 8 years old, Istanbul
Nathanaël Witschi Picard, 6 years old, Paris
Phillip, 4 years old and Shelleen, 4 years old, Chitedze, Malawi
Aricia, 4 years old, and Hakim, 2 years old, São Paulo, Brazil
Birta, 3 ½ years old, Reykjavik, Iceland
What was your usual breakfast as a child? For me it was a bowl of homemade porridge with raisins that I always wanted to pick out or a jam toast with a cup of hot chocolate on the side. I was a very picky eater.
So when I spotted this project by The New York Times, I got pretty excited! Malia explored and documented what children all over the world eat for breakfast, and the outcome blew my mind. The variety of diets is eye-opening to say the least. From Saki eating natto and miso soup in Tokyo, Doga having a full spread of eggs, cheese, veggies and pastries, to Phillip munching on a piece of sweet cornbread while sipping black tea with sugar.
Fascinating, wouldn’t you agree? I love how some of those meals look and how much effort the parents must make to create them each morning.
P.S: The hungry planet and how much food do people eat per day.
P.P.S: From grandma with love and those five Olympians and their diets.
(Photos by Hannah Whitaker for The New York Times)