Nanny State: California Bill Will Force Restaurants To Serve Milk And Water To Kids [VIDEO]

Nanny State: California Bill Will Force Restaurants To Serve Milk And Water To Kids [VIDEO]

Nanny State: California Bill Will Force Restaurants To Serve Milk And Water To Kids [VIDEO]

California can now be classified as the Nanny State. Evidently the the billion dollar boondoggle train to nowhere, San Francisco’s needle and poop infested streets, and wildfires devastating the state aren’t as important to virtue signaling legislators. The nanny state game entered a new phase with the passage of a bill that will keep kids from drinking too many sodas in restaurants. 

A California bill seeking to limit restaurants to serving children only water or unflavored milk with their meals passed the Assembly this week and is now making its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

Wait what? This is a joke right? California is not seriously telling restaurants that they have to police the choices of their clientele are they? Why yes, yes they are.

In other words, California is legislating people’s food choices when they eat in public. And some are thrilled with that notion.

But California lawmakers could make that sugary fix harder to get as a new effort to impact the eating habits of children gains momentum at the state Capitol.

“Cancer is fought in the halls of government, not just in the halls of the hospital,” said Stephanie Winn with the American Cancer Society.

Her group is one of many supporting the bill that would force restaurants to automatically serve water or milk with kids meals instead of juice or soda. She argues children’s meals shouldn’t come with a side order of diseases.

“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,” she said.

Via Legal Insurrection, we find out that there are quite a few others who support this type of nanny state action. 

California should require warning labels on soda

Blackmail. Extortion. Shakedown.

Those words were used to describe the soda industry’s latest attack on California. Its lobbyists this summer strong-armed state legislators into making it illegal for cities and counties to adopt sugary-drink taxes and undermined peoples’ hopes to improve their health and well-being.

But while Big Soda may have been successful in temporarily interfering with local democracy, they can’t deny the facts. Sugary drinks are making us sick.

Yes, it is true that too much of something can contribute to an unhealthy life. In fact, some are saying that it’s the same thing as the laws that require us all to wear seatbelts for safety. Oh ok. So passing a law that tells a private business what they can and cannot serve to their clientele is the equivalent of a seatbelt? Yeah, no.

Supposedly the restaurants can serve juice or soft drinks if the parent or kid specifically requests it. But it’s a pretty safe bet that restaurants will also charge more than they have in the past.

Exactly. California wants to legislate your meal choices and is also working on passing a statewide soda tax…all in the effort to make people be healthy whether they want to be or not.

If you like having a government tell you what you can and cannot do, then moving to the Nanny State of California is the answer for you.

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  • GWB says:

    Cancer is fought in the halls of government
    Yes, and we keep trying to fight it, but you nanny-staters keep feeding it, instead.
    Some of these kids are drinking up to three sodas a day.
    Oh, you meant like a medical cancer. Well, no, those are NOT fought in the halls of gov’t. Not ever.
    Oh, and there is absolutely no science supporting “ZOMG!!1!!!1! 3 Sodas a day will give you cancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!” (Now, of course, if you want to go on record against HFC, I’ll ponder what you’re saying.)
    Oh, and BTW, this kind of bullcrap anti-science nanny-state lobbying is precisely why I do NOT support the American Cancer Society – not for years.

    undermined peoples’ hopes to improve their health and well-being
    No, it undermines their ability to *control other people’s lives* so they can’t possibly transgress.
    These people are a brood of vipers. (Extra points if you get that connection.)

    Sugary drinks are making us sick.
    No, this isn’t true at all. TOO MANY sugary drinks might make us sick. And too many drinks with crappy, manufactured sugar (that is, high fructose corn syrup, or HFC) might make us sick. But “sugary drinks” are NOT making us sick.

    some are saying that it’s the same thing as the laws that require us all to wear seatbelts for safety.
    Well, except for buckling your children in, I don’t think that’s a very good law, either. You want to die because you get thrown through your windshield in an accident? Go for it. All I want is a bill relieving taxpayers of the responsibility of paying for your care if you survive.

    can serve juice or soft drinks if the parent or kid specifically requests it.
    Well, then, problem solved: don’t include drinks in the price of your “kid’s meal”. (Oh, hell no, it’s still a nanny-state problem that can only be truly solved by the application of certain home improvement center or farm & ranch supply store products to the nannies and any nearby high tree.)

    You know… how about we do a reverse Californication? How about we get a bunch of conservative folks together – ones who love liberty, own lots of guns and ammunition, and are willing to use not only the ballot and soap boxes – and move in and take over California? I kinda liked living in the Merced area when I was there. I’d be willing to water lots of Liberty Trees to plant an orchard of freedom there.

    Rhetoric? Maybe.

  • SFC D says:

    “California should require warning labels on soda”.

    Negative. The United States of America should require a warning label on California. And treat it like any other dictatorial communist country.

  • deimos says:

    You can’t have a soda but you can crap on the sidewalk and risk spreading cholera, dysentery, and a host of other exquisite little inconveniences. Good job, democrats.

  • Sgt Steiner says:

    Please someone with better graphic skills than I have, make a poster with a glass of soda, bubbles and all, with a SODA STRAW in it, labelled Viva la Resistance! (Maybe a U.S. flag on the straw fluttering in a breeze? Or even a California flag.)

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