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Anchorage, Alaska, Code § 16.55.220 (Jan.31, 2017)
Brief Summary
Provides nutrition standards for regulated child care facilities; adopts state standards by reference but also encourages avoidance of sugary snacks and drinks unless the drinks contain real fruit or vegetable juice.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Get
State: Alaska
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Anchorage
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Children (sec. 16.55).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Promote good eating habits; section is called "Nutrition." (Sec. 16.55.220(A)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. The purpose of the Anchorage Child Care Licensing Code is to establish and maintain standard levels of child care services and to provide and promote early educational opportunities offered to children in child care facilities. The standards and procedures in this chapter are intended to reduce predictable risk of harm to children, to improve quality of care, and to provide support services to those providing care for children. Sec. 16.55.010(B).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 16.55.030.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Implementation responsibilities include: cordinating and developing policies, programs, and planning related to licensure and operation of regulated child care programs; rulemaking; and entering into contracts and agreements necessary to carry out the functions, powers, and duties (sec. 16.55.015 (2-4).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. A civil fine of up to $1,000, Sec. 16.55.070(B).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Part of Part I, Charter; Title 16, Health; Chapter 16.55, Anchorage Child Care Licensing Code. History: AO No. 2016-82 , § 1, 8-9-16.