I am trying to minimize my intake of processed foods. It is always best to eat fresh, not only for health reasons but also for environmental factors. Often when thinking of environmental impact we think of our direct environmental footprints and not the indirect ones. As a student who is living on her own, it is very easy to fall in the habit of buying the readily available processed foods to save time and effort. Instead of buying these processed food, I am trying to buy fresh and raw food items and not buy more than what I intend to utilize.