A crazy effort to control soda intake for kids is working its way through the California legislature. The nanny state can never be too big for the left. The legislature wants to give only two choices of drinks in restaurants that they consider to be healthier than soda. It would require milk or water to be the choices for kids in all restaurants. No soda for your kids because the government wants to tell you how to feed them…Crazy!
When a family goes out to eat it might be the only time the kids can have a soda as a special treat. This is just more control like when Bloomberg in NYC tried to cut out large sodas for everyone. Shouldn’t the parent be the decision maker and not the government? We think so!
California is stepping up efforts to curb children’s consumption of sugary drinks with a bill that, if signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would restrict what beverages restaurants may offer to kids.
The measure requires restaurants to serve water or milk with kids’ meals instead of soda or juice. Supporters include the American Cancer Society, which encourages limiting sugar intake as a way to prevent obesity.
“Some of these kids are drinking up to three sodas a day. This is setting them up for tremendous cancer risks down the road. Because now we know that 20 percent of all cancers are tied to being overweight,” Stephanie Winn of the American Cancer Society told CBS affiliate KOVR.
Opponents of the bill say it’s the job of parents or caregivers, not the state, to determine what kids should consume.
“I think the government shouldn’t determine what’s available when I as a mother know what’s best with my child,” Inez Deocio said.