Policy Summary

This law requires restaurants that sell children's meals that include a beverages to make the default beverage offered with such meals either water with no added sweeteners, milk (or a non-dairy alternative), or 100% juice with no added sweeteners in a serving size of no more than eight ounces.

Background Information

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

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

See references to "children's health," and "children's meal." §§ 7.46.010, 7.46.030.

Health-related goal?

See references to "children's health "and "healthy beverages." §7.46.010.

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The purpose of this chapter is to support children's health by requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage included with restaurant children's meals." § 7.46.010.

Includes definitions?

§ 7.46.020.

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Enforcement provisions are not specified within chapter 7.46 or title 7. However, the language of the law specifies that "this chapter shall be enforceable through the use of the administrative citation procedures set forth in Perris Municipal Code chapter 1.18, section 1.18.010." (§ 7.46.040). That section provides for "administrative citations," which according to chapter 1.18 shall not exceed $ 100.00 for a first violation, $200.00 for a second violation of the same municipal ordinance violation within one year, and $500.00 for each additional violation of the same municipal ordinance violation within one year. §§ 1.18.010; 1.18.040.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This chapter is located in Title 7 Health and Wellness. History: Ord. No. 1340, § 2, 3-14-2017.