New California Bill Would Stop Kids From Ordering Soda And Juice At Restaurants

By Admin on August 21, 2018
Senate Bill 1192, New California Bill, Soda (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Milk or water—those are the main choices for kids at restaurants in this new California bill. Senate Bill 1192 aims to reduce obesity in children by restricting their access to sugary drinks, according to CBS 13.

The bill has already passed the Assembly and is just waiting on a signature from Governor Jerry Brown. If he signs, then California would be the first state to have this kind of bill. Now, parents can still ask for other drinks for their kids. However, if they don’t, they will be given milk as a default.

Stephanie Winn with the American Cancer Society is backing the new bill. “Some of these kids are drinking up to three sodas a day. This is setting them up for tremendous cancer risks down the road. Because now we know that 20 percent of all cancers are tied to being overweight,” she said.

I’m all about choice, so it’s good that parents still have the option to get soda and juice under Senate Bill 1192. But again, I don’t have kids so this isn’t something I know much about. What do you think about the milk and water default option for kids under this new California bill?



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