The City of Daly City is now the seventh California city to pass a “Healthy-by-Default” Kids’ Ordinance. The Daly City Council unanimously passed the ordinance on Monday, January 8th, 2018. The ordinance requires restaurants that offer a bundled children’s meal to make water or milk as the default beverage option. Other cities that have passed similar “Healthy-by-Default” laws include Davis, Stockton, Perris, Berkeley, Long Beach and Cathedral City. In addition, the County of Santa Clara has also enacted a “Healthy-by-Default” ordinance.
Public Health Advocates, together with community members and organizations, worked diligently with the Daly City Council for this policy change to tackle the city’s sizeable childhood obesity rate and type 2 diabetes epidemic.
We congratulate the Youth Leadership Institute, the City of Daly City, American Heart Association, San Mateo Pediatricians, the County of San Mateo Public Health Department, youth residents of Daly City and all the future generations of families and children in Daly City who will benefit from this policy!
View the official press release here.