Del. bill pushes for healthier kid’s meals

DOVER, Del. – A Delaware piece of legislation that would limit sugary drinks for children’s meals now has the stamp of approval from the Senate.

House Bill 79 would require restaurants that offer kid’s meals to include healthier drinks like water, milk or a small amount of juice by default. Any other drinks like soda could still be requested.

The bill is said to be an important step in establishing healthier lifestyle for kids- to eliminate diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

“I think all of us need to be more mindful of making sure our kids are making healthy choices so this is an a mandate this is just simply something that can suggest that individuals and parents can be making healthier choices,” explains Sen. Ernie Lopez.

The bill is now heading to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

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