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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Berkeley City Council to discuss foodware, sugary beverage consumption

Berkeley City Council will convene Tuesday for its first regular meeting this year to consider a number of items, including an ordinance aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, such as single-use plates and utensils, and an item regarding the allocation of more than $4 million to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
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