Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance Becomes Effective

San Francisco's Healthy Foods Incentive Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2010 became effective on December 1, 2011. The law requires that restaurant meals provided with free incentive items meet child nutritional standards established by the city. DPH has already identified several restaurant chains in San Francisco affected by the law. After December 1, DPH will be communicating with these restaurants to provide assistance and advice and to ensure compliance. In early 2012, DPH will provide a mechanism for members of the public to notify Department staff of potential violations of the law.