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The authors found that: "More than 50% of the children in our survey purchased food or drinks from fast food or takeaway outlets twice or more a week, with about 10% consuming fast food or drinks from these outlets daily. About 70% of these children from Black ethnic groups and 54% of Asians purchased fast food more than twice a week. BMI has a significantly inverse relationship to fast food consumption. However, when age and gender are accounted, the BMI age–gender percentile is no longer significantly related to fast food consumption."
When I lived in a deprived area in south London, I would occasionally take lunch breaks and walk down the streets and the fast food and fried chicken outlets would be full of school children. Also, when I was travelling around 4pm in the afternoon, there would be a lot of school children outside takeaways.
Should there be better regulation of these takeaways? Whose responsibility is it to ensure children have access to a balanced diet? The takeaways obviously love the business and have no incentive to change their ways, and I assume the schools or academies don't always provide these options.