21 May '12, 5pm

How to Fight Fast Food in Your Own Backyard

How to Fight Fast Food in Your Own Backyard

© Corporate Accountability International It’s hard not to get depressed over the politics of food these days, given the massive power of the food industry to influence everything from the farm bill to childhood obesity . So a new report, Slowing Down Fast Food: A policy guide for healthier kids and families , on how we can fight back couldn’t come at a better time. A joint project of Corporate Accountability International and Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg and Monica Gagnon of The City University of New York, the guide focuses on four local policy approaches: school policy, “healthy” zoning, curbing kid-focused marketing, and redirecting subsidies to healthier businesses. (Full disclosure: I am a consultant for Corporate Accountability.) While it’s true that things in Washington are pretty hopeless, many viable policy options exists at the local level and this report offers case...

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