Starting In The New Year, Sugary Drinks Will No Longer Be The Default For Restaurants’ Kids Meals
Parents will, however, be able to request soda if they want to. Along with flavorless milk and water, restaurants will be able to promote sparkling and flavored water with no added sweeteners.
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California Restaurants Must Make Milk Or Water The Default Kids Meal Drink Starting In 2019
Restaurants in California that offer kids meal combos will be required to promote water or unflavored milk as the default drink option starting Jan. 1, under a new law that aims to discourage the consumption of soda, juice and other sugary beverages among young people. SB 1192, by Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, also prohibits the display of sugary drinks on kids meal menus and advertisements. (Nichols, 12/17)