Eat too much over Thanksgiving? Holiday tables can certainly strain with overabundance. Now that the holiday is over, we can go back to living without tempting food directly and unavoidably in our faces. Right?
Well, the answer may depend on where you live.
Certainly, the amount and type of food available at home matters, as well as the calories found away from home—say at school or at work. But it is the space in between home and other destinations that people often think less about. And it turns out there is a lot of tempting food there.
I do research on food sources around where people live, work, and learn. Through my work, I have come to appreciate that food sources are much more numerous, diverse, and unexpected than most people realize—even other researchers in the field.