Nina, 10: ZomppaKids Files

| February 18, 2013

When asked about what she thought about food and culture, here is what little ten-year-old Nina had to say.

Written by Nina, 10, USA


Last summer, in 2012, I went to Italy. Italy is very different from America. One thing that makes it different is that with lunch and dinner you always eat pasta. Another thing that makes America different from Italy is that you normally eat inside for lunch and for dinner you normally eat outside.

The ZomppaKids Files are a virtual compilation for children ages 3 and up about their favorite foods and meals. We welcome short submissions from around the world – photos, hand-written essays, and short stories. Ask your parents and elders to help you submit a photo or short essay to

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  1. What a wonderful writing Nina! She has a good observation. 🙂

  2. Beth says:

    Thanks to Nina for a great trip and food review! I love eating in Italy too, Nina.

  3. Erica says:

    What a great review,Nina!

  4. Liren says:

    I love Nina’s observations!! And I love the food memories she is making 🙂