The First Healthy Hawker Center

If you've ever been to Singapore, then you have likely encountered the wonderful maze of hawker stands that sell vibrant dishes ranging from Chinese to Thai to Malaysian.  Many stands prepare only one dish, and it is not uncommon to have an entire meal spread over a few different stands. Most hawker centers are comprised of a cooked food section, and a produce and market section. The food of many different cultures comes together in hawker centers, and now in April, Singapore's first healthy hawker center will be launched. Offering healthier alternatives than other hawker centers, this new center comes from an effort to curb rising obesity.  This is a "bottom up" approach to fight obesity, and promote healthy lifestyle.  Best of all, the prices for healthier food will not be higher, encouraging people to choose the healthy option.  The US would do well to learn from this example.