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Fargo Ordinance Limits Juice For Kids In Daycare

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 There are concerns over a new city wide ordinance for Fargo that's aimed at kid's health.

Fargo city leaders unanimously voted to limit to consumption of juice in daycares.

Kids will only be allowed to have six-ounces a day, and will only be able to drink 100% juice.

Some parents disagree with this, like former candidate for city commission, Tony Gehrig. He says, "I know what's best for my son, I am the authority for my son, my wife is as well, and I don't think the government should be stepping in and taking that role away."

But, Fargo Cass Public Health backs the ordinance. They say it’s going to benefit children. "By no means are we taking control away from parents or telling parents what to do, and it is true that it takes a community to raise a child, and we are trying to raise a healthy child," says Cheryl Stentz.

The ordinance will take effect starting january 1st. It also includes limiting t.v. time and increasing time kids need to be active at daycare.

The Ordinance:

On June 9th, Fargo City Commissioners voted YES on the Ordinance Relating to Child Care Centers, otherwise known as Article 13-11. 

Part of this article is to dictate how much electronic media your child can be exposed to while at daycare, as well as what he or she can or cannot drink.  You can see here how part of the ordinance reads:

13-1112. Beverages.

A. Beverages with added sweeteners, whether artificial or natural, shall not

be provided to children.

B. Juice shall only be provided to children twelve months and older, and shall

not be provided in a bottle. Only 100 percent juice shall be permitted and

children shall receive no more than six ounces per day.

C. Water shall be made available and shall be easily accessible throughout

the day. 
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