The city of Baltimore thinks they are now going to the city good by banning the sale of sugary drinks from kids restaurants. Good luck with that. Just like the sugary drink tax that put people out of work in major cities. It’s always the polar opposite affect when you ‘ban’ anything. I guess Maryland doesn’t get it yet.
Baltimore Sun Reads:
new ordinance in Baltimore bars city restaurants from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids’ menus.
Baltimore’s health department says the measure went into effect Wednesday. Water, milk and 100 percent fruit juices must now be the default beverage choices for kids’ meals at city eateries.
Children can still drink soda at city restaurants if an accompanying adult orders one for them.
Dr. Leana Wen is Baltimore’s health commissioner. She says the law “will help families make the healthy choice the easy choice.”
An advocacy group called Sugar Free Kids Maryland says Baltimore is now the biggest U.S. city and the first on the East Coast to pass this kind of measure.
Baltimore health officials say seven California cities and Lafayette, Colorado, have enacted similar ordinances.
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