The Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association has called for burger vans to be banned from outside school gates to add to moves to improve children's eating habits.

Professional officer for public health and school nursing Pat Jackson welcomed the government's recent decision to reintroduce national standards for school meals, but said the decision not to set nutritional values meant children could still have 'chips and burgers every day'. She also said burger vans should be banned to reduce 'temptation'.