San Jose Councilman Proposes Banning Sodas on City Property


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San Jose City Councilman Ash Kalra wants the city to consider not providing sugary drinks and whole milk at city property and events. He says that the city needs to be accountable for the types of beverages they are promoting, noting that sugary drinks are associated with unhealthy weights in children and adults.

Plain and carbonated water, drinks sweetened with pure fruit juice, skim milk, 1-2 percent milk and non-sugary milk substitutes such as soy beverages would be acceptable beverages under Kalra’s guidelines.

Kalra asked the council’s agenda-setting committee on August 28 to consider the idea, but the proposal did not move past that meeting.


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