One community activist in Prince George’s County is so worried about the proliferation of establishments that deep fry part of their menu before asking “Do you want fries with that?” that he is pushing legislation against it.
"Our county is inundated with unhealthy food choices," Turner said. "In some areas, if someone wants a healthy choice, there are no options. We want healthy options in our community."
Turner's group the Coalition of Central Prince George's Community Organizations negotiated with a developer to keep fast-food restaurants out of a project planned for Capitol Heights.
"We need recreation centers, physical education in schools, menus changed in schools," Harrington said. "This alone is not going to curb the data we're seeing, but it moves the agenda forward."Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince George's County), chairman of the county's delegation in his chamber, said that he is open to discussing the issue. The delegation must approve the bill, and then it would have to be approved by committee before it could go to the General Assembly for a vote.
A vote that may rely upon whether the delegation breaks for lunch at Five Guys that day or not.