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California law makes milk or water default kids' meal drink
Posted: 2:26 PM, Sep 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 17:26:24-04
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Milk or water will be the default drink sold with kids' meals in California.
A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't ban restaurants or fast-food chains from selling soda or juice with children's meals.
But it says only milk; a non-dairy milk alternative; or sparkling, still or flavored water can be handed out as default and advertised on the menu.
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Democratic Sen. Bill Monning says his bill aims to combat diabetes, obesity and other health problems in California.
Republican lawmakers who opposed the bill say it represents government overreach. The law will take effect Jan. 1.
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