On Monday, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law Senate Bill 2350A and House Bill 7419A to prohibit the advertising and marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages on school property!
Assembly Bill 841 prohibits the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages on school campuses during the school day, as defined by the USDA within the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and will impact over six million Californian students.
Healthy kids are better learners.
Reading, writing, and arithmetic aren’t the only things our nation’s children will be learning this school year!
Parents, teachers, and school officials work hard to help kids eat healthier and more nutritious foods—be it at home or in the school cafeteria. But that hard work often turns into frustration when the efforts to create good eating habits run up against the pervasive marketing by the junk food and sugary drink industries.