• http://foggiachat.altervista.o...kwd=321854 http://foggiachat.altervista.o...kwd=147591 gabapentin bluelight http://foggiachat.altervista.o..._kwd=27724 trimethoprim 80mg
  • etabus disulfiram 250 mg thyroxine replacement metronidazole tablet 400 mg http://www.nanoqam.uqam.ca/ico...teride-buy buy clomiphene citrate 100mg
    levitra indien pharmacie en ligne france cialis generique commande cialis sur internet levitra 20mg sans ordonnance cialis france prix pharmacie commander cialis generique viagra køb online http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...utabletten http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...pra-viagra http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...cie-quebec page site site clicca qui http://www.newlen.net/superca....&name=2960

    Archive for the ‘zoning laws’ Category

    In The News: In The Zone

    Today’s New York Times reports the conclusion of an eight-year-long study of millions of schoolchildren completed by economists at the University of California and Columbia University: “ninth graders whose schools are within a block of a fast-food outlet are more likely to be obese than students whose schools are a quarter of a mile or more away.”

    This study is particularly significant since it adjusted for variables like income, education, and race, thereby making it easier to accurately pinpoint the effect of fast food restaurant proximity to weight.

    More specifically, “obesity rates were 5 percent higher among the ninth graders whose schools were within one-tenth of a mile of a pizza, burger or other popular fast-food outlet, compared with students attending schools farther away from fast-food stores.”

    In a not-at-all surprising move, the National Restaurant Association is shrugging this off since “it did not take individual diet and exercise into account.” The argument falls rather flat when you consider that the location of these fast food restaurants clearly had an effect on students’ diets.

    I have long been a supporter of zoning laws regarding fast food restaurants and schools, and this only strengthens my belief.

    Share

    • Search By Topic

    • Connect to Small Bites

    • Subscribe to Small Bites

    • Archives

      • 2017 (1)
      • 2013 (1)
      • 2012 (28)
      • 2011 (90)
      • 2010 (299)
      • 2009 (581)
      • 2008 (639)
      • 2007 (355)