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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 only include drinks that do not 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 on menu boards and signs.IntroductionThis bill would require that chain restaurants in New York City post warning notices next to menu items and on signs for items that contain over 12 grams of added sugar. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would be required to craft an added sugar icon and a warning statement on the consequences of consuming added sugars which would then be added to restaurant menus and signs. Additionally, the proposed bill would impose monetary penalties on restaurants that violate this 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 including the number of lower-limb amputations, diabetes related blindness, dialysis rates, diabetes related depression and anxiety rates, the number of cases of End Stage Renal Disease and updates from the New York A1C Registry. The bill would also require DOHMH to compile a comprehensive report by 2020 and submit recommendations and a plan to reduce the occurrence of diabetes-related health problems.   Action details Not available