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Policy Summary

This law sets nutritional standards for children's restaurant meals sold in combination with free toys or other incentive items.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name San Francisco
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

The stated purpose of this law is to improve the health of children and adolescents. § 471.2.

Health-related goal?
Yes

See references to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. § 471.1.4.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
Yes

Findings summarize impacts on child and adolescent health of eating out, particularly the restaurant sales practice of using toys or other incentives packaged with unhealthy foods. § 471.1.

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

The intent of this Ordinance is to improve the health of children and adolescents in San Francisco by setting healthy nutritional standards for children's meals sold at restaurants in combination with free toys or other incentive items. § 471.2.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 471.3.

Addresses implementation?
Yes

The Department of Public Health shall inspect restaurants for compliance with this ordinance; the Public Health Department Director has the authority to adopt rules and regulations to implement and enforce the ordinance. § 471.5(b).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Refers to Admin. Code ch. 100 for the imposition of administrative fines. § 471.5(a).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in San Francisco, California Health Code, Article 8 - Food and Food Products. History: Added by Ord. 290-10, File No. 101096; Eff. 12/1/2011.

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