PROJECTS

Many obesity prevention interventions in the past have focused on changing individual behavior, but not adequately addressed the need for systemic environmental change. In many low income regions of the United States, including inner city areas and rural regions, healthy options are often hard to find. The dramatic increase in obesity over the past two decades is related to an environment laden with inexpensive, high-fat convenience foods and super-sized portions, as well as a marked decrease in physical activity.

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Baltimore business gets a Main Street Makeover

In Baltimore, one small-business owner uses his corner store to help his community. Branding expert and “Buyology” author Martin Lindstrom […]

Coming to Our Senses on Education and Nutrition

Dr. Kohlstadt is a Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and double-board certified in preventive […]

High school leaders create buzz in Baltimore

By Karen Nitkin October 12, 2014, The Baltimore Sun Sydney Miller, a 15-year-old sophomore at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, lost […]

Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You’ll Have To Run 50 Minutes

By: Allison Aubrey Oct. 16, 2014, NPR As a society, we don’t pay much attention to nutrition information when we […]

Keeping Health in Stock at New York City’s Bodegas

By WINNIE HUJUNE 16, 2014 Photo Jetro Cash and Carry, a wholesale outlet in the Bronx, is a go-to spot […]

Group aims to improve food at Pa. corner stores

By KATHY MATHESON -Associated Press Wednesday, January 29, 201 Customer Alvaro Maduro, left, speaks with Maria Vanegas with The Food Trust […]