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Peter Menzel

Enrich the learning experience by bringing culture and food from around the globe to your classrooms

Travel the World with Peter Menzel

Peter Menzel is a photographer known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. He has published five books including Material World: A Global Family Portrait (1994) and Hungry Planet: What The World Eats (2005).

Teaching Diversity Through Food

Learn about families from various cultures and the diversity of food and nutrients. These intimate family portraits illustrate the importance of food and sustainability from different cultural perspectives.

New Perspectives on Culture

Explore the Teaching of geography and economics through the diversity of food and material belongings from across the globe.

The Power of Food and Materials

Get students excited about discovering how other families  live and read all about their unique cultural recipes.

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“Peter explores both the cultural differences of diets around the world as well investigating how prosperity and poverty influence the diets of different nations.”
Thomas Ingersoll

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Discover How People Around the World Eat

Hungry Planet showcases 30 families from different parts of the world and describes what they consume and spend on a weekly basis

Get updated statistics and historical facts about each country:

  • Each family featured is considered statistically average for their nation
  • Learn how calories and nutritional values change based on economic and geographic needs
  • Perfect resource for students studying geography and culture
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The Importance of Materials

Create a visual understanding on what the average family life looks like globally

Uncover cultural differences worldwide:

  • Get to know families on a personal level
  • Find what possessions are valued in different countries
  • Help students grasp how lifestyles vary based on culture and location
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