No Fry Zone Make Oireachtas Obesity Report

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Young Phil Moyles from No Fry Zone has been in touch about today’s Joint Committee On Children & Youth Affair report on childhood obesity.

It was back in May that Phil visited Leinster House to present the No Fry Zone recommendations, having been sparked by a 2015 application by McDonald’s to open beside three schools in Blacklion.

In the end, Lidl told Ronald to burger off.

Here’s the latest from Phil…

When I visited Leinster House in May, I believed the conservation went very well and that the committee understood what we were trying to do in the adoption of Objective RT17 into the County Development Plan 2016 – 2022. Today, Alan Farrell, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Children and Youth Affairs issued their report on tackling childhood obesity in Leinster house.

The No Fry Zone4 Kids Committee were invited along to the launch, both Alice and Jane were able to attend. Also in attendance were members of a recently-formed committee in Skerries who are battling to stop a fast food outlet from being built within 300m of a school. We have connected with them and have supported them with their planning challenges. I’m delighted to let you all know that No Fry Zones around schools has been proposed as a recommendation, 1 of 20 to be actioned to tackle childhood obesity.

This is a very important step forward in our campaign and bring us another step closer to having no fry zones around schools across the country.

You can follow how the No Fry Zone campaign got from there to Leinster House right about here.

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