This year’s center piece representing three people from different socio economic levels, one was the average Brophy student, another was a low-income American, and the final was a field worker of the 3rd world.
The boxes in front of them represent their daily caloric intake; the rice represents unhealthy food or calories consumed through foods that typically are not good for you such as fast food and highly processed foods. The beans represent healthier food options such as fresh fruits and vegetables and home cooked meals.
For the Brophy student we collected data from previous health class logs and surveys. For the low income American we reviewed data from the federal food stamps program and soup kitchens, and for the field worker collected data from various international organizations.
Each day we put the appropriate amount of each type of calories into the designated boxes. Please take a moment to stop by the centerpiece to see the different types of calories each consumed and the variations of which different people of this world eat.