Thursday, 12 January 2012

Healthy Eating in Schools.

Below is a petition to the National Assembly's Petition Committee:
The Petitioners call upon the Welsh Government to consider legislation to exclude Mobile Fast Food Vans from operating within a 400 metre exclusion zone around all schools in Wales during the hours of 8am to 4.30pm weekdays during term time.

Supporting Information

Wrecsam Council have recently agreed a Planning Guidance note which states that - New Hot Food Takeaways should not be located... within 400 metres of the boundary of a school or tertiary college.Planning conditions cannot be used to restrict use of mobile fast food vehicles and if they comply with highways and environmental health regulations they can operate unlicensed. It is therefore argued that to legislate as suggested will serve to promote a social objective of reducing the availability of cheap unhealthy foods to children, to reduce obsesity and to promote healthy eating.

To sign the petition copy and paste this link: (English) (Cymraeg)

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