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Fast food ban at school gates

23rd January 2013

The chief medical officer for Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey, has suggested a ban on fast food premises near to school gates.

She said keeping pupils on school premises during lunchtimes, with the educational establishment providing healthy meals, could help tackle obesity. Figures show that 35% of children in Wales are overweight and 19% of them are obese. However, the Welsh government said that Dr Hussey was only trying to trigger a debate on the subject at this stage as there were no specific proposals on how close takeaways should be allowed to schools.


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