When you eat, do you really pay attention to what you’re actually eating? Or are you eating on the run, between meetings at your desk, in your car, watching Netflix?
Do you notice or reflect on:
- The colors
- The textures
- The shapes
- The flavors
- Where the food comes from
- Who helped get the food to your plate – the farmers, the pickers, the packagers, the grocery store shelf stackers, the check-out staff
- The journey your food has taken – planes, trains, boats – to get it to you
- Who cooked this food for you
Next time you consume, slow down, breathe and take a moment to reflect on the questions above.