California Bill Will Restrict Electrolyte Replacement Beverages In Schools

A California bill, AB 1746, would restrict the sale of electrolyte replacement beverages in middle schools and high schools to specified times before and after school, the National Automatic Merchandising Association reported. Existing law permits the sale of only certain beverages to pupils at schools in California. The beverages that may be sold include fruit-based and vegetable-based drinks, drinking water, milk and, in middle and junior high schools, an electrolyte replacement beverage if those beverages meet certain nutritional requirements. If passed, this bill would take effect July 1, 2013. For more information, contact Sandy Larson at