EATING HABIT OF THE RURAL AND URBAN PEOPLE OF BANGLADESH
The rural people in Bangladesh usually have their meals in morning, at noon and at night. The urban people also take three meals a day. But there are some differences in their eating habit. Rural people are in the habit of eating heavy meal. The rural people eat more. On the contrary the urban people do not depend on heavy food. They also eat less than the rural people. The rural people usually eat rice and or rice with some other food items for breakfast. They eat much because they work in the fields. They do not eat anything before lunch. They also eat , and muri at breakfast. On the other hand the urban people take bread vegetables etc. Again some take and egg and some take loaves and banana. Those who are old take little breakfast. The rural people usually eat rice and one or two curries for lunch. They can’t bear the expenses of so many items like the urban people. The urban people are used to taking eat, rice, curry, fish, vegetable, meat, dal etc. for lunch sometimes polao or is cooked on occasions. The dinner of the rural people is just like the lunch. By contrast the dinner items of the urban people are like the lunch items. But nowadays urban people take their main meal at night returning their residence after evening. The urban people also take fast food like burger, sandwiches, noodles, pizza, potato chips, vegetable rolls etc. The also eat Thai or Indian or Chinese food. A change is also noticed in drink habit of the urban people. In urban area people take ice cream and soft drinks as drink. However, there are some differences in the food habit and meal times of the rural and the urban people in Bangladesh.