Industry criticizes report’s suggestion that fast-food bans will curb obesity

WASHINGTON Industry officials are assailing a recently published report recommending that local governments seeking to curb obesity should ban fast-food restaurants from operating near schools and in certain neighborhoods.

Areport by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released earlier this week cited zoning restrictions on fast-food restaurants near schools and playgrounds as one of several strategies communities might employ to halt the incr

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