AB 292 Time to Eat: Lunchtime Supports Learning
AB 292 will allow students to have at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after receiving it.
AB 1321 Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program
AB 1321 is an evidence-based bill that doubles the value of nutrition assistance benefits at farmers’ markets and small business retailers when used to purchase California grown fruits, nuts and vegetables.
SB 564 Vehicle speeding fine increase in school zones to fund Safe Routes to School (ATP)
This bill will require that an additional fine of $35 be imposed if the violation occurred in a school zone. Fines will go toward funding school zone safety projects within the Active Transportation Program.
SB 151 Raise in minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21
This bill will raise the minimum age required to purchase tobacco products to 21 years of age.
Learn more about these bills and their progress here.
Sodas and other sugary drinks are being tied to as many as 184,000 deaths a year worldwide including an estimated 25,000 right here in the United States. That’s the conclusion of a new, global report published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation. The report outlines a study that examined risk for death because of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers, and it linked them to the consumption of sugary drinks. Researchers estimate around 133,000 people died from diabetes because of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. Around 45,000 people died globally from cardiovascular diseases and 6,450 people died from cancers linked to consuming sugary drinks. Read more about this alarming new study in this Washington Post article.
The healthy choice will now be the easy choice for families when eating at restaurants in the City of Davis, CA. A first-of-its-kind ordinance passed unanimously by the city council on May 26 requires businesses with kids’ meal menus to offer water or milk—instead of sugary sodas and drinks—as the beverage options children can order with their meals. CCPHA applauds the city’s efforts to support parents as they try to make healthy decisions for their kids. Davis proved itself a national leader by making children’s health a top priority, and tackling excessive sugary drink consumption--one of the leading contributors to childhood obesity, tooth decay and the development of type 2 diabetes. You can read the complete ordinance at this link.