The Perris City Council made the healthy choice the first choice on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, by unanimously adopting an ordinance that requires restaurants to serve water, milk, or 100% juice as the default beverage in combo kids’ meals. Perris becomes the third city in the nation to adopt a healthy default beverage law, joining the cities of Davis and Stockton.
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STOCKTON, CALIF., JUNE 8, 2016 … Last night, the city of Stockton passed an ordinance requiring either water or milk to be served as the default beverage in children’s meals, the second law of its kind adopted by an American city, following the city of Davis, California. The so-called “healthy-by-default” rule – passed unanimously by the Stockton City Council – aims to tackle the city’s skyrocketing childhood obesity rate and worsening type II diabetes epidemic.