Obesity is Rising

Obesity is rising in LA

Could draconian measures save the day?

A fast food amnesty was set in place,

With South Los Angeles to test the case;

A five-year study found it was in vain.

 

The weight grew like the queue at a buffet,

And healthy eating sank like a soufflé;

Waistlines expanded at a steady pace.

Obesity is rising.

 

It was to the researcher’s great dismay,

That an anti-correlation did display

Since time of ban to fast food space.

As larger outlets were simply replaced

With smaller ones, so who is now to pay?

Obesity is rising.

A change in the food environment? (Photo Credit: Tibor Végh, via Wikimedia Commons)
A change in the food environment? (Photo Credit: Tibor Végh, via Wikimedia Commons)

This is a rondeau dedicated to this research article which found that a ‘fast food ban’ in LA between 2007 and 2012 did not quite have the expected effect.

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