Calif. considers food-benefit restrictions

02/6/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

California state Sen. Michael Rubio has proposed legislation that would bar many sugar-sweetened drinks from the state's food-assistance program, CalFresh. "With the diabetes and obesity epidemic in the Central Valley and throughout California, [Senate Bill] 134 is simply the first step in trying to reverse this alarming trend, particularly among children," he said.

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