April 19, 2018
in Kids' Meals
Congratulations, Baltimore! Today, in her first public bill signing, Mayor Pugh signed legislation that will make healthier drink options the norm for Baltimore families when ordering restaurant kids’ meals.
The bill ensures that water, milk, and 100% fruit juice will become the default drink options for all restaurant kids’ meals in the city of Baltimore. Families will be able to order other drinks upon request, but changing the default will help to change the social norm.
Baltimore is the tenth and largest American city to pass such legislation, and the first on the east coast. Congratulations to Sugar Free Kids Maryland and other advocates on this major victory as Baltimore moves closer towards improving the health of all children by making healthier choices the norm!