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Santa Clara County, Cal., Code Sec. A18-350 et seq. (current through Oct. 2, 2017)
Brief Summary
Requires children's meals accompanied by toys or other incentive items to meet specific nutritional standards. Fines, charges, and penalties collected for violations that are not used to cover enforcement costs are to deposited in a separate fund to fund for obesity prevention and education.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Creates a fund, enables access to a funding stream.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Santa Clara County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Children (sec. A18-350).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Promoting healthy options, healthy eating choices, specified nutritional criteria (sec. A18-350).
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. "[T]o improve the health of children and adolescents in the County by promoting healthy children's meals and setting healthy nutritional standards for children's meals accompanied by toys or other incentive items. This chapter will support families seeking healthy eating choices for their children by promoting healthy options when beverages are included or offered in children's meals and permitting restaurants to offer toys and other incentive items only in conjunction with foods meeting specified nutritional criteria. This chapter imposes no requirement for the labeling of food or beverages." Sec. A18-350.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. A18-351.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Incremental fines from $250, to $500, to $1,000, and regulatory fees. Sec. A18-354.
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 Title A, General and Administration; Division A18, Health and Welfare; Chapter XXII, Healthy Restaurant Meals for Children. (Ord. No. NS-300.908, § 3, 5-9-17).