Baltimore Mayor Urged To Remove Milk From Children's Menus At Restaurants (Plant Based News)
Friday Jul 27th, 2018
Campaigners are urging Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to ban cow's milk from children's menus at restaurants.
Sodas and other sugary drinks were removed as a result of the Baltimore City Healthy Kids Meals bill, which came into effect on July, leaving water, milk, and 100 percent fruit juice as the default beverage options for all kid’s meals offered at restaurants in the city.
Speaking as the bill came into effect, Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, said: "The science is clear: one of the biggest contributors to childhood obesity is sugary drinks, and childhood obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and early death.