Ban fast food shops within five-minute walk of schools, report says

Ban fast food shops within five-minute walk of schools, report says - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Ban fast food shops within five-minute walk of schools, report says

Ban fast food shops within five-minute walk of schools, report says

The study also wants walking and cycling routes upgraded to encourage children to exercise more.

Ban fast food shops within five-minute walk of schools, report says - The Mandatory Training Group UK -Junk food outlets are a popular after-school destination for many children

Junk food outlets should be banned from routes children take between home and school to help tackle childhood obesity, according to a new report.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said outlets viewed as selling unhealthy food should be banned within a five-minute walk of the school gates.

It also wants billboard adverts for junk food outlawed in the same areas, as well as removed from all council-owned advertising sites.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: A Deliveroo rider cycles through central London on February 16, 2018 in London, England. Millions of part-time and flexible workers in the so-called gig economy are to receive new rights including sick and holiday pay under a new government reform. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)The RSPH wants app-based food deliveries to schools outlawed

A third suggestion is the banning of app-based delivery services from taking food to schools.

RSPH also wants to see walking and cycling routes upgraded, including simplifying regulations to allow for more pedestrian crossings, and better signage for parks.

The report, called Routing Out Childhood Obesity, found 80% of the public would like an end to discounts offered to pupils by unhealthy fast food outlets near schools, while 65% back a ban on new unhealthy fast food outlets within a five-minute walk of the gates, and 68% agree that junk food campaigns across council-owned advertising boards should be banned.

 

 

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