BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved legislation Monday that would create healthier drink options in the city.
Baltimore would be the largest U.S. city to pass such legislation and the first on the East Coast, according to Sugar Free Kids Maryland — a statewide coalition of health, youth, faith, education, professional and labor organizations.READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 5 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
The bill aims to make water, milk, 100 percent fruit juice, sparkling water and flavored water without added sweeteners “the default drink options for all restaurants kids’ meals in the city of Baltimore. Families will be able to order other drinks upon request,” according to a press release.READ MORE: ‘We Want To Prevent This From Happening Again’ Witnesses Describe Deadly Collision Between Fire Truck And Dirt Bike Rider In Baltimore As Advocates Call For Solutions
The bill still needs Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s approval to pass.MORE NEWS: 'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices