Skip to comments.In this city, offering a kid a soda is about to be illegal
Posted on 05/29/2015 3:17:41 PM PDT by artichokegrower
Its a four-letter word that parents in one Northern California city dont want their children to hear: soda. In a novel approach to fighting childhood obesity, the Davis City Council voted unanimously this week to approve an ordinance making milk and water the default options for kids meals a victory for parents who want to shield children from sugary beverages. Cashiers and waiters in fast food joints and other restaurants that market meals to kids will be forced, under threat of a fine to the business, to offer water or milk with those meals, not Coke or Pepsi.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
One more assault on free enterprise in the state.
Drinks are a high profit item in a restaurant.
Surprisingly, this may make the difference between keeping a business open or not.
Way to go Davis.
The idea is to have moderation in all things.
One kid, one meal, you’re stopping nothing.
It’s the sodas in the refrigerator at home that make the big difference.
Big mommy government at it’s best...
Nope, don’t think much of government when it gets involved in things like this.
Mom and dad can’t man/woman up and tell the kids no? LMAO
“In a novel approach to fighting childhood obesity”
Tyranny is a “novel approach”.
I’ve said it before: America has become silly.
Our school took out the coke and candy machines so the students and teachers brought cokes and candy to sell at school. Enterprising CA kids will do the same. Brings a whole new meaning to “coke dealers”.
But the Coca Cola company is all aboard the gay agenda with their marketing - surely that should count for something in SF?!
Are they going after Mean Joe Greene or just Ronald McDonald?
My high school got rid of the drink machines, too. Our solution?
We’d skip a class, walk over to the local corner mart (their motto: “we’ll sell it to ya if you have the money”) and buy a 1-liter (instead of a 12-oz). More often than not, we’d pick up a pack of smokes for the walk back to school, as well.
Perfect demonstration of the law of unintended consequences.
Take this article through a time machine to 30 years ago. Literally, no one would believe it.
“Tyranny is a novel approach.”
Well, it’s been done before, usually with very bad and bloody results.
Well, we now know that the element carbon is the greatest evil on earth — surpasses my all forms of terrorism and tyranny.
How much more evil are carbonated beverages?
In this city, offering a kid a soda is about to be illegal
Or so they think.
If a business is operating there it had to apply for and be granted a license. A license to operate a business as described in its application. If that business sells soda then this place authorized it to do so. The business can sue for breach of contract I would think.........
But wait a minute...Comrade Sanders said kids were starving due to too many brands of deodorant being made.
So are kids hungry or obese?
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