Healthy-By-Default – Kids’ Meal Beverages SB 1192

Parents eating out with their young children no longer have to worry about cancelling the sugary beverage that all too often shows up with kid’s meals. The California Healthy-by-Default Kid’s Meal bill makes a healthy beverage – water or milk – the default beverage for children’s combo meals instead of sugary drinks, helping parents provide healthy drink options to their children while eating outside the home.

Too many children continue to be overweight and obese (in 2015, 16% of children ages six to 11 years of age were obese), and yet many families lack adequate time and resources to obtain and prepare healthy food, making dinning out an appealing and often necessary option.

Find out more information and background from the Public Health Advocates.

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