Policy Summary

This section requires Food Service Establishments that serve children's meals to offer one of the following items as the default beverage for such meals: (1) Water, sparkling water, or flavored water with no added natural or artificial sweeteners; (2) Milk or a nondairy milk alternative; (3) Fruit juice combined with water or carbonated water; or (4) A beverage containing less than 25 calories per eight ounces and no artificial sweeteners.

Background Information

State Kentucky
Jurisdiction Name Louisville-Jefferson County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Prohibits/discourages something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

See references to "children's' meals" and "consumption by children." §§ 118.01, 118.09.

Health-related goal?

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

§ 118.01

Addresses implementation?

"The [Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Board of Health] may adopt such regulations or take such other action as may be necessary to implement fully the provisions of this chapter." § 118.97.

Enforcement provisions?

A violation of this chapter…shall be classified as a civil offence and enforced through the Code Enforcement Board as provided in §§ 32.275 et seq. … the civil penalty for violations of this section is not less than $25 and no more than $100 for each offense." Additionally, "the violation of any regulation promulgated by the Board pursuant to this chapter shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of KRS 212.990(3) or any amended or successor statute." § 118.99.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This section is located in Title XI Business Regulations, Chapter 118 Food Service Establishments. History: Lou. Metro Ord. No. 81-2018, approved 6-7-2018.