Got Milk? California Bill Restricts Kid's Meal Beverages To Just Milk or Water


California’s obsession with beverages is reaching brand new levels of insanity – and that’s saying something, considering the state’s already taken aim at plastic straws.

Now, the Golden State wants to restrict restaurants' kid’s meals to include only water or milk, a move the local benevolent overlords say will help curb childhood obesity.

A bill passed in the state Assembly last week restricts restaurants to offering only white milk or water with their kid’s meals. Kind of like straws, the bill’s proponents claim the new law won't prohibit restaurants from giving customers a different drink like juice or soda -- but only if they ask for it. 

Naturally, parents are bucking at the idea that the state should impose a law restricting what restaurants can offer their kid – especially when its their job to decide what their child should or shouldn’t consume.

“I think the government shouldn't determine what's available when I as a mother know what's best with my child," Inez Deocio reportedly told CBS, apparently having not gotten the memo that the government always knows what’s best for everyone – including her own kids.

If signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California would become the first state to enact a law mandating the default beverage for kid’s meals. However, several other U.S. cities, including Baltimore, have already put legal restrictions on restaurants advertising sugary drinks on their kid’s menus.

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