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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 artificial sweeteners or additives; nonfat or one percent (1%) milk, or non-dairy milk alternative that is under one hundred thirty (130) calories per container and/or serving; or 100% juice, with no artificial sweeteners or additives, that is under forty (40) calories per serving.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Long Beach
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Prohibits/discourages something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

This law is found in Title 8 of the code, which is titled "Health and Safety." See also, references to "childhood obesity" and "the children and youth of the City of Long Beach." § 8.17.010

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
Unclear

Although not titled "findings," the "Purpose" section recognizes "the dangers of childhood obesity and the connection between this epidemic and sugar-sweetened beverages." § 8.17.010.

Has a stated intent or purpose?
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 in the children and youth of the City of Long Beach and to combat the childhood obesity epidemic by limiting the beverages offered in meals for children and youth to healthy choices." § 8.17.010.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 8.17.020.

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Unclear

Although specific penalties are not indicated in this law, it provides that "in addition to all other available remedies at law, this Chapter shall be enforceable through the use of the administrative citation procedures set forth in Chapter 9.65 of this Code." § 8.17.050. That chapter allows for issuance of civil fines. § 9.65.060.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This chapter is located in Title 8 Health and Safety. History: ORD-17-0027 § 1, 2017.