City Fast Food Ban Fails


In 2008 Los Angeles restricted the opening or remodeling of some stand-alone fast-food restaurants in very poor neighborhoods. The intent was to improve health outcomes and lower obesity rates among 700,000 residents of the affected area. Seven years later those ordinances have had little impact. Unfortunately, consumption of "fast food" increased and the average BMI (body mass index) is higher than in other parts of the city.

PositiveTip: The most effective ordinances for improving our health are those we establish in our minds empowered by God's help.