CMO of Wales Proposes Ban on Fast Food Outlets Closer to Schools

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM Obesity News
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The Chief Medical Officer of Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey, is of the opinion that banning fast food outlets close to schools, and instead having exclusive zones for fast food will be a significant step in controlling growing rates of child obesity.
 CMO of Wales Proposes Ban on Fast Food Outlets Closer to Schools
CMO of Wales Proposes Ban on Fast Food Outlets Closer to Schools
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Dr Ruth also feels that children should not be allowed to leave school during lunch time. Banning fast food outlets within walking distance of schools can help children battle the bulge.

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She said: "Obesity in childhood can lead to a lifetime of serious health problems."

The statistics of child obesity is alarming - more than 33% of 11-year-olds and 22% children aged four and five are overweight or obese.

This proposal is not without its share of criticism. Many do not believe that enforcing a ban on fast food outlets near schools offers a long term solution to the problem. It is high time investment is made in resources that attack the root cause of child obesity.



Source: Medindia
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