States that default beverages for children's meals in restaurants must be either water with no added sweeteners of any kind or milk (or a non-dairy alternative)
Children and youth. § 5.70.010.
Refers to dangers of childhood obesity epidemic and connection with SSB consumption; desire to promote healthy lifestyles for children and youth. (§ 5.70.010).
Findings include reference to economic healthcare costs related to overweight and obesity in San Joaquin county. (§ 1, subd. 6).
Families in the City of Stockton often have limited time and options to shop for and prepare healthy food, making dining out an appealing and sometimes necessary option; The City Council believes that limiting the sugary beverages offered with children's meals will contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of children and families in the City. § 1.
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 of the children and youth of the City of Stockton and to combat the childhood obesity epidemic by limiting the beverages offered to children and youth to healthy choices. § 5.70.010.
States that chapter is enforceable through use of Stockton's administrative citation procedures in another chapter. § 5.070.040.
Amends Title 5 of city code (Business Licenses and Regulations) by adding a new chapter 5.70.
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