This law requires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverages to make the default beverage offered with such meals either water with no artificial sweeteners or additives; nonfat or one percent (1%) milk, or non-dairy milk alternative that is under one hundred thirty (130) calories per container and/or serving; or 100% juice, with no artificial sweeteners or additives, that is under forty (40) calories per serving.
This law is found in Title 8 of the code, which is titled "Health and Safety." See also, references to "childhood obesity" and "the children and youth of the City of Long Beach." § 8.17.010
Although not titled "findings," the "Purpose" section recognizes "the dangers of childhood obesity and the connection between this epidemic and sugar-sweetened beverages." § 8.17.010.
"Recognizing the dangers of childhood obesity and the connection between this epidemic and sugar-sweetened beverages, the purpose of this Chapter is to promote healthy lifestyles in the children and youth of the City of Long Beach and to combat the childhood obesity epidemic by limiting the beverages offered in meals for children and youth to healthy choices." § 8.17.010.
Although specific penalties are not indicated in this law, it provides that "in addition to all other available remedies at law, this Chapter shall be enforceable through the use of the administrative citation procedures set forth in Chapter 9.65 of this Code." § 8.17.050. That chapter allows for issuance of civil fines. § 9.65.060.
This chapter is located in Title 8 Health and Safety. History: ORD-17-0027 § 1, 2017.
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