Think beyond food.
While lots more needs to be down on a policy level -- subsidizing fruits and vegetables, capping oversize portions, taxing soda and junk food, and limiting food marketing to children -- there are lots of things YOU can do to keep from becoming an obesity statistic.
Time and more investigation will shed more light on what happened to Freddie Gray. But at the same time, we should not forget the potential health situations and effects that Baltimore and communities around the country may continue to face once the headlines fade.
You are not necessarily stuck with your food environment. Lobby your workplace, school, neighborhood, or friends to more closely examine the food that's being offered.
Throwing out food scraps and leftovers hardly seems controversial until you consider the stats: Some 870 million people, one-in-eight on Earth, go to bed hungry every night, notes the World Food Programme.
A New Year's Resolution That Benefits Everyone: Upgrading How We Evaluate and Shape Our Food Environment
For the field of nutrition, researchers can and should move beyond including baked chips, fat-free hot dogs, fat-free salad dressing and low-fat baked goods as a positive nutritional measurement of our food environment.
Food waste is a monumental problem. Here are some simple ways to fight it.
Out to eat... Other tips: Be strategic with how you serve food. Using a bigger plate makes it look like there's less food
It's not exactly a secret that many fast food items are unhealthy, loaded with high amounts of salt and sugar. After all