Presenting information in new ways and in new locations might help kids think more about the food they eat
The 'Consumption' Collection is a set of four dinner plates I recently designed. Each plate is decorated with data denoting various aspects of our global consumption. What at first looks like decoration is revealed to be a compilation of data about food. From the availability of nutritional resources and per capita calorie consumption to the effects our eating has on our health, the information is presented in a way that seeks to cause the diner to consider their eating habits from a new perspective.
Of course these plates are for adults but the idea behind them is the point. Developing new ways for kids to come into contact with more information might help them to understand how the eating choices they make affect not only their health but also the health of others around the world. And the realization that their 'choices' are largely the product of outside influences like advertising and government subsidies.
More details about the 'Consumption' dinner plates are here: