A Federal Trade Commission study estimates that restaurants sold more than a billion meals accompanied by toys to children under 12. If passed, regulation could range from an outright ban on toys -- to restricting them being given out only with healthy meals. Some disagree with such restrictions, saying adults should be able to make the food choices how they see fit and believe the fat part isn't solely to blame on the fast food.
- Use zoning authority, land use review and other municipal authorities to limit access to unhealthy food
- Use zoning, tax incentives, and city owned property to increase the availability of healthy foods
- Incorporate active design principles into building codes and housing strategies
- Set standards for municipal purchase of food in public agencies and leverage economies of scale to promote food systems that support economic, environmental, and human health
- Re-tool the food safety workforce to address obesity as well as food-borne diseases