Getting Educated: The Netherlands is #1!

One of the most common questions I get when I tell people that I am going to study in The Netherlands is “What kind of food do they have there?” Well, from what I have read their cuisine isn’t much different from ours here in the US. Aside from a few unique selections…

(Courtesy of Stuff Dutch People Like)

…they seem to have what we here in the US would consider “normal” food. However something that sets The Netherlands apart from other countries is that they were just named the “Healthiest Country in the World.” This is thanks to their low cost of food, its availability and diversity, the overall quality of the food, and the importance of vegetables and dairy in Dutch diet. The Netherlands has low rates of diabetes and obesity which put them at the top of the chart for world’s healthiest countries.  Way to go Nederland! If you are interested in reading the article you can find it here http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1582013#bmb=1

I would also like to point out that we have the Dutch to thank for donuts 🙂

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in a way they have been told to.” -Alan Keighley

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