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Stockton, Cal., Ord. No. 2016-06-07-1502 (2016) (codified at Stockton, Cal. Code § 5.70 (Oct. 2017)
Brief Summary
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).
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Prohibits/discourages something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Stockton
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Children and youth. § 5.70.010.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Refers to dangers of childhood obesity epidemic and connection with SSB consumption; desire to promote healthy lifestyles for children and youth. (§ 5.70.010).
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?
Yes. Findings include reference to economic healthcare costs related to overweight and obesity in San Joaquin county. (§ 1, subd. 6).
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?
Yes. 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.
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. 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.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 5.70.020.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. States that chapter is enforceable through use of Stockton's administrative citation procedures in another chapter. § 5.070.040.
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
Amends Title 5 of city code (Business Licenses and Regulations) by adding a new chapter 5.70.