Undernourishment: An American Food Crisis


I’ve just returned home from an incredible trip to Tanzania and wanted to share some thoughts about nourishment in Tanzania compared to the United States.

Above: Me playing with some children at a Tanzanian primary school

Unlike in the United States, food in Tanzania is not taken for granted. Most of the food, except for probably the junk that is imported from the US, is not heavily processed, the produce has fewer pesticides (although the pesticide use is increasing), the chickens are free range and the beef is not fed grain. Food does not come through a drive through window and is much more natural. However, many people cannot afford to eat enough. Even middle class families often struggle to put food on the table. Many Tanzanians are underfed and undernourished.