Monday 18 December 2017

'No fry zones' outside schools will do fat lot of good in tackling obesity

Festival will look for the world's best chip
Festival will look for the world's best chip
Miriam Donohoe

Miriam Donohoe

ONE of my most vivid memories of school was the tantalising aroma that wafted from the local chipper across the road every day at lunch hour.

Alas I was never able to indulge as I lived around the corner and had to go home for my dinner. But I was always envious of my classmates who got to queue up for their "single" – a grease-stained brown paper bag containing vinegar-soaked chips.

That was 35 or so years ago and there wasn't the same talk as there is now about obesity amongst our young people. Children were far healthier then than they are now – takeaways or not.

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