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Fast-Food Fights: News Coverage of Local Efforts to Improve Food Environments Through Land-Use Regulations, 2000-2013

Over the past decade, communities have turned to zoning and land-use policies to restrict fast-food restaurants, and have done so for different reasons and with varied success. Investigators analyzed news coverage, legislative histories, and demographic data to understand what types of policies have been proposed, which communities have proposed them, and why. They identified 77 More

Date: January 2015

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Food Access Food Marketing

Evaluating the Public Debate Over Fast-Food Zoning Ordinances to Inform Efforts to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Zoning policies are a promising solution to improve the food environment in vulnerable communities, in part because they encompass a range of land use regulations that can be tailored to the specific needs of individual communities. This project will examine the extent and nature of public debates over successful and failed efforts to pass fast-food More

Date: December 2012

Resource Type: Grant Summary

Focus Areas: Food Access Food Marketing