I actually agree that this is overstepping bounds for the city, and that banning fast food restaurants is FAR from the solution. Why isn’t the city looking at the cause of the poor eating habits of the lower income neighborhoods that have resulted in a 30% child obesity? Like the lack of grocery stores, or even cheap sources of healthy food like the second-tier stores with big produce departments? Why not give tax breaks to grocery stores and/or other healthy alternatives? This doesn’t make sense – it slows a symptom, not the problem, and probably won’t even make a dent in the health issues.
- top eight things I really want to discuss at the expat party
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- cutting back on caffeine IS KILLING ME
- simulated caffeine withdrawal
- and us remains impossible
- oh hey, it’s the 90s
- NYC is about being Younger
- all grown up now
- the subway is the great equalizer in NYC
- there must be social commentary in this workout