Wednesday, July 30, 2008

L.A. blocks new fast-food outlets from poor areas

Good news for improving chances of LA citizens' health...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a low-income area of the city.

The moratorium unanimously approved Tuesday is a bid to attract restaurants that offer healthier food choices to residents in a 32-square-mile area of South Los community plagued by above-average rates of obesity and a proliferation of fast food joints...MORE HERE.

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