Ban French fry sales near schools, says Amsterdam councillor

Snack bars and fast food restaurants near secondary schools should be banned from selling French fries and other greasy foods until after 14.00 hours, says an Amsterdam city councillor.

Labour councillor Maarten Poorter says ‘calorie-rich trips’ to snack bars are not only bad for childrens’ health but are hurting school canteens which are trying to serve a healthier range of food.
In exchange for the ban on French fries, snack bars could be given free advertising in city council publications, Poorter said. The ban should apply to all fast food establishments which can be reached within a few minutes, he said.
The government is closing all cannabis cafes within 300 metres of secondary schools.

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