(NBC SF) A new piece of legislation, aimed at helping keep school children from unhealthy foods could be viewed as a threat to the popular food truck industry in California.
The proposed legislation AB 1678, introduced into the California State Legislature Tuesday, would restrict “mobile foot and beverage vending” near schools when they’re in session.
To be exact – food trucks could not sell within 1,500 feet of schools from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bill authors argue that mobile food vending “diminishes participation in the school nutrition programs” and “increases students’ access to foods and beverages that are calorie rich, nutrient poor and contribute to negative health outcomes like being overweight and obesity.”
Not true argues Dyann Manning, Executive Chef for Devilicious, just one of the many food trucks that operate around San Diego County.
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