Will The L.A. Ban On Fast Food Restaurants Help Fight Obesity?

July 31, 2008

The Los Angeles City Council put a ban in place, stopping any new fast food restaurant from opening in South Los Angeles for the next year.  This brings up the question, will it help fight obesity?Los Angeles (ChattahBox) – The Los Angeles City Council put a ban in place, stopping any new fast food restaurant from opening in South Los Angeles for the next year. This brings up the question, will it help fight obesity?

Reports state that South Los Angeles is in the middle of a serious problem with obesity, as almost half of the population is obese.
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The Los Angeles CIty Council also stated that 70% of the restaurants in poor communities are fast food locations.

The idea behind the ban on new fast food restaurants, which include offering such as hamburgers, donuts, french fries, etc. is to promote higher quality food for people.

The hope is that with this ban in place, higher quality food will be made available to people in South Los Angeles, as they will be able to go for healthier choices overall.

We will have to see where they stand a year from now, and if the ban helps with the obesity issue.


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