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Food For Thought 4.23.09

"If we're not willing to move harmful substances away just one block, what are we willing to do?" (Eric N. Gioia, councilman from Queens, New York, proposing a ban on opening fast food restaurants near public schools. The comments came as the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University released a study showing a 5.2 percent increase in obesity amongst teenagers in schools located within a tenth of a mile of quick service restaurants. Obviously we could teach personal responsibility or physical education, but both are out these days. As quoted in NYPolitics.)

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