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Fast food restaurants banned from proximity to London schools.

Fast food restaurants banned from proximity to London schools.

The mayor of London has announced he is set to ban all fast food restaurants from opening within 400m (1312ft) of a school in order to crackdown on the "ticking time bomb" of childhood obesity.

Sadiq Khan will also reveal plans to force takeaway outlets to agree to prepare their food in healthier ways such as grilling or baking over frying and to use less salt.

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Nearly 40% of London children are obese or overweight by the time they finish primary school. Several boroughs, including Barking and Islington, already have measures to control the number of takeaways near schools.

 

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