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Policy Summary

This policy requires food vendors that sell Children’s Meals, which include a beverage, to make the Default Beverage either water, milk, or milk substitute that contain 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" and a focus on "children's meals." § 12.72.010(A)-(B).

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 12.72.010.

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Individuals are guilty of an infraction (See Ch. 1.20 - a fine not exceed $100 for a first violation, $200 for second, and $500 for each additional violation of the same ordinance within one year) and may be subject to an administrative citation (See Ch. 1.28 - a fine set forth in the schedule of fines established by the City Council). § 12.72.040.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Berkeley, California Municipal Code, Title 12 - Health and Safety, Chapter 12.72 - Healthy Default Beverages Offered with Children's Meals. History: Ord. 7560-NS § 2 (part), 2017.

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