According to a new report, junk food outlets should be banned from routes taken by children between home and school to help combat childhood obesity.

The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) said that outlets considered selling unhealthy food should be banned within a five-minute walk of the school gates.

He also wants advertising banners for junk food to be banned in the same areas, as well as removed from all advertising sites owned by the board.

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RSPH wants food deliveries based on applications in schools to be banned

A third suggestion is the ban on application-based delivery services to bring food to schools.

RSPH also wants to see improved cycling and cycling routes, including simplifying regulations to allow for more pedestrian crossings and improved signage for the parks.

The report, titled "Routing Out Childhood Obesity", revealed that 80% of citizens wanted to end the discounts offered to students by unhealthy fast food establishments located near schools, while 65% were in favor of the school. Prohibition of new unhealthy fast food establishments within five minutes walk of doors, and 68% are in agreement to ban junk food campaigns on billboards owned by the board.

As part of this study, the RSPH collaborated with the urban health foundations Guy & # 39; s and St Thomas & # 39; Charity, to map the street environments of the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark in order to measure their impact on childhood obesity.

Shirley Cramer, Executive Director of RSPH, said, "When the bell rings at the end of the day, a typical schoolboy is in a situation that he will only rarely live in: with time to spare, friends to follow , a change in his pocket, no adult direction, and a supply of junk food in a few minutes walk.

"It is not surprising that in this environment, junk food outlets have become one of the most popular destinations after school.

"Our collaboration with Guy & # 39; s and St Thomas & # 39; Charity has shown that if we want to give British kids the options they deserve and not be content with the inexpensive and unhealthy offer they are currently limited, we need to radically reorganize the street environment surrounding our schools. "

In response to the report, Ian Hudspeth, chairman of the council of the local community of welfare, said: "We must take urgent action to combat childhood obesity and the councils play their role, but they need more planning powers to deal with this epidemic.

"The majority of councils have adopted policies to limit fast food activities, but current legislation lacks planning powers to combat the consolidation of already-open takeaways.

"Additional powers would also help them control junk food advertising near schools, daycares and childcare centers in order to overcome the childhood obesity crisis, on all school boards. Display, while strengthening the standards in advertising. "