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Policy Summary

This law requires food vendors that sell children's meals that include a beverage to make the default beverage offered with such meals either water with no added sweeteners, or milk/milk substitute with no added sweeteners.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Berkeley
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Prohibits/discourages something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See references to "children's meals" and "consumption by children." § 12.72.010.

Health-related goal?
Yes

This chapter is titled "Healthy Default Beverages Offered wit Children's Meals." Ch. 12.72. It is also found in Title 12 of the code which is titled "Health and Safety." Tit. 12.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 12.72.010.

Addresses implementation?
Yes

See language regarding recovery of costs for implementation of the chapter. § 12.72.050.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

"Every person who violates any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction, such person shall be punishable as set forth in Chapter 1.20 of this Code." In addition, "every person who violates any provision of this chapter may be subject to administrative citations pursuant to Chapter 1.28 of this Code." § 12.72.040.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This chapter is located in Title 12 - Health and Safety. History: Ord. 7560-NS § 2 (part), 2017.