A group of residents in Adelaide have opened a new front against the fast food giant. They’re trying to stop a McDonald’s restaurant opening opposite a school, arguing it will raise childhood obesity rates in the area. This may be the first time an urban planning court in Australia has looked beyond traffic, noise, litter and crime concerns, to consider the food environment.
Reporter: Stan Correy | Researcher: Anna Whitfeld | Supervising Producer: Linda McGinness | Executive Producer: Chris Bullock |
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Links: | City of Charles Sturt Council | OPAL Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle Program | Public health Association of Australia | Dr Lukar Thornton Deakin University | Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation (Institute of Medicine. Washington DC) | New York Times story on McDonalds use of social media in the US |