Kelly toughs it out with Act for Peace Ration Challenge
BURNING a meal's worth of split peas is normally not a big deal.
But when you are doing the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and your meal amounts are severely limited, it can be a devastating affair.
This is what Casino's Kelly Hartley recently experienced as she underwent the challenge to raise money for Burmese refugees.
"The challenge is to eat like a Burmese refugee for one week to add awareness to their plight on the Thai border," she said.
"Any money I raise goes to Act for Peace to help the refugees."
For seven days last week Ms Hartley lived on the following rations:
- 3 ½kg rice
- 250g fortified flour (rice plus soy flour)
- 280g split peas
- 40g salt
- 155g protein (Ms Hartley chose tofu as she doesn't eat fish, the only other protein allowed) and
- 125ml of vegetable oil
Now it's understandable why burning your split peas is so dramatic.
"That was a whole meal gone and I couldn't replace it," Ms Hartley said.
To donate visit rationchallenge.everydayhero.com/au/kelly.