Ordinance requires retailers to stock healthier checkout items

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During its meeting Tuesday, Berkeley City Council unanimously approved the Healthy Checkout Ordinance, which will require large retailers to stock healthier food options at their checkout counters. The ordinance is the first of its kind in the nation and aims to improve public health in the city.

Berkeley City Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday that requires large food retailers to stock only healthy food and drink options in their checkout aisles, making Berkeley the first city in the nation to pass such a law.
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City holds town hall on racial inequities in public health

The city of Berkeley held a town hall meeting Tuesday to address public health inequities between the city’s white and underrepresented minority populations, but the meeting was sparsely attended by black and Latino residents. According to Janet Berreman, the city’s health officer and Public Health Division manager, the meeting was
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