Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Health Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 2/26/2019 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 1064-2018 *Ben Kallos Proposed Int. No. 1064-ANutritional standards for beverages included in meals aimed at children.IntroductionThis bill would require that restaurants in New York City that serve children’s meals limit the selection of drinks that contain added sugars or sweeteners. Specifically, combination children’s meals may only offer water, sparkling water, flavored water, nonfat or one percent milk, non-dairy milk, 100% fruit or vegetable juice, or fruit or vegetable juice combined with water or carbonated water as the default option. However, a customer could substitute a different drink of their choice by request, rather than selecting one of the default options. The bill would impose monetary penalties on restaurants that violate this law.   Action details Not available
Int 1326-2019 *Mark Levine  Requiring added sugar notifications in chain restaurants.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to issue a rule designating an icon to be displayed in a clear and conspicuous manner on (i) menus or menu boards adjacent to the listed prepackaged food items and (ii) prepackaged food items on display, that exceed a specified level of added sugars, including, but not limited to, 100 percent or more of the daily value for added sugars. Such rule would also provide a factual warning statement about high added sugars intake. No later than 1 year after the issuance of such rule, chain restaurants (those with 15 or more restaurants) in New York City must post such icon on or next to a prepackaged food item on display, or next to a prepackaged food item listed on the menu or menu board, and post such warning statement at the point of purchase. Failure to do so would result in financial penalties of $200-500. Finally, this bill would require DOHMH to conduct public outreach to educate restaurants about the requirements of this local law.   Action details Not available
Int 1361-2019 *Mark Levine  Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to report on the occurrence of diabetes and diabetes-related health problems and develop a plan to reduce diabetes-related health problems.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to report twice a year on the rate of diabetes-related health problems in New York City. The information in such reports will be disaggregated by geographic area and demographic characteristics, where such data is available and while maintaining confidentiality on the individuals included in such data. The bill would also require DOHMH to compile a comprehensive report by December 1, 2021, and submit recommendations and a plan to reduce the occurrence of diabetes-related health problems and to implement the department’s recommendations.   Action details Not available