Alcohol, Then Tobacco. Now Fast Food?
New York City Councilman Eric Gioia is drafting a bill that would forbid fast-food chains from opening new restaurants within one-tenth of a mile of city schools. Gioia cites a recent study's finding that when schools in California are that close to hamburgers and french fries, the student obesity rate is likely to be 5.2% higher. "Of course there's a degree of personal responsibility here," says Gioia. "But municipalities across the country need to be making it easier to be a good parent and raise healthier kids."
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