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Friday, May 09, 2008

Are you up for a challenge?

With the global food crisis looming larger and larger every day, we're issuing a challenge to people - eat nothing but the rations a person might receive in a refugee camp (or after being hit by a cyclone) for three days. You can read more about it here.

A daily ration is 400 grams of cereal (rice, flour, oatmeal, cornmeal, etc.), 50 grams of pulses (lentils, beans, etc.), 50 grams of oil, and 5 grams of salt. Plus water. Nothing else.

Do you think you can do it? If you follow the link above, you can find a video of a family that tried it.

Our family is thinking of trying it, but the girls are reluctant to do it while they're in school, so perhaps in July. "But not during Folk Fest," say the girls, "cause we HAVE to have whale's tails." Perhaps we'll do it in the days leading up to Folk Fest.

Anyone want to join us?

7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I don't know about joining you, but I do know that they're Beaver Tails here. I assume they're the same thing.

Hope said...

Isn't it nice to be able to plan when we do our rationing....
I'll mull over this today, and talk to my family tonight and get back to you.
No coffee........... :(
can I trade an item????

Hope said...

BTW, we call them elephant ears.

Karmyn R said...

I'd do the challenge if I wasn't going to be breast-feeding....but, I know I need those extra calories. Maybe next year.

andrea said...

Any idea how many actual calories per day in this diet (and I mean diet in the broader sense, not as an exercise in 'slimming')? It would be interesting to compare that to our first world notion of appropriate calories/day.

Heather said...

Andrea - 2100 calories is the guideline for food ration for an average adult.

Stephanie said...

I really want to try this. Perhaps my husband and I could do it...

What a great idea to bring awareness to the global food crisis.