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2013-09-24 13:22:59

Research suggests communities may want to look beyond fast food outlets to the greater retail environment When it comes to addressing the obesity epidemic, fast food restaurants are a favorite target, with some communities, such as the city of Los Angeles, going so far as to ban the construction of new, standalone fast food restaurants in neighborhoods with a high density of fast food restaurants that are also plagued by a high obesity rate. But according to a new study coauthored by...

2012-06-21 13:40:01

Key factors are taste, ready access at fast food outlets, and peer influence Over half of inner city school-kids in deprived areas may be consuming fast foods/drinks at least twice a week, if the findings from one London borough are applicable elsewhere, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. One in 10 of these children visited a fast food outlet every day, the study shows. The authors quizzed 193 pupils aged 11 to 14, living in Tower Hamlets, a deprived inner...

Why Do Hospitals Carry Fast Food In Their Cafeterias?
2012-04-11 09:32:05

Corporate Accountability International, an advocacy group that challenges corporate abuse and fights for corporate accountability to public interests, is leading a larger campaign to persuade McDonald´s and other fast food outlets from marketing unhealthy food to kids. Specifically, the group is seeking the removal of such chains from operating inside of hospitals, many of which operate next to hospital cafeterias. That effort has been endorsed by nearly 2,000 health professionals,...

2010-09-22 17:37:29

Bodegas near the schoolyard are likely sources of junk food for kids at risk for obesity Most studies of the food choices available near public schools have focused on fast food outlets rather than the full range of options available to schoolchildren. A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health examined the patterns of exposure to a broad range of food outlets for school children in New York City. The study, "Disparities in the Food Environments of New...