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Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

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AN OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE report has recommended that ‘no fry zones’ be implemented around schools and playgrounds in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. 

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese, and these children are more likely to remain overweight or obese into adulthood.

The report has made a number of recommendations, including that new fast-food/takeaway outlets be banned from being built or from operating within 400m of the gates or site boundary of schools or playgrounds.

Poll: Are ‘no fry zones’ around schools a good idea?

Poll Results:

Yes, I think they'll help (6185)
No, they won't make much difference (3990)
I'm not sure/no opinion (286)

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