A new study says kids who attend schools within walking distance of a fast food restaurant are more likely to be obese. If they can see the golden arches, they can walk.
The study, which appears in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Public Health, looked at data from half a million kids in middle and high schools in California. It found students who attend schools near fast food
restaurants eat fewer servings of vegetables and fruits, and drink far
more soda than students at schools not located near fast food
restaurants. By near, by the way, they mean within half a mile of the school. They cite the restaurants serve as hangouts for the kids