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The City of Davis wants to ensure a safe and healthy community. Below, please find information on local health-related initiatives, as well as resources within our community.
On June 2, 2015, the Davis City Council passed an ordinance to make milk or water the default drink options for any children's meal. This ordinance comes out of local and national concern for the health of children and because of the increase in childhood obesity.
All local restaurants are required to self-certify whether they offer children's meals, and if so, they must further certify that they comply with the ordinance provisions. Initial self certification shall occur by September 1, 2015. The link to the certification form, as well as the staff report and background documents for this ordinance, are included below:
Ordinance, Staff Report and Background Documents
- Ordinance 2451 - Establishing Default Beverages Offered With Children's Meals
- Staff Report - Ordinance Establishing the Default Beverages Offered with Children’s Meals
- Creating Successful Healthy Restaurant Policies
- First 5 Yolo Fact Sheet
- How Cities Can Promote Healthy Restaurant Beverages
- Nutritional Standards Resolutions
- Resolution #12-002 (2012): Modifying Compliance Level for Nutritional Standards
- Resolution #10-180 (2010): Nutritional Standards for Vending Machines
There are many resources within Davis and Yolo County for ensuring the health of children and their families. Follow the links below for more information on the services in our area:
- Low-cost medical and dental care for individuals and families who qualify is available at the Davis Community Clinic, operated by CommuniCare Health Centers.
- Developmental screenings for children are provided at the Yolo Center for Families offices in Davis, as well as by the Yolo Family Service Agency.
- Developmental Screenings offered through the Yolo Center for Families, at 441 D Street, are free of charge. Please contact the resource center to request a screening, by phone at (530) 757-1261.
- Help Me Grow Yolo, a national program funded locally by First 5 Yolo, is available through the Northern California Children's Therapy Center in Woodland. The call center, 844-410-GROW (4769), provides a free and confidential opportunity for families with children through 5 years old to talk with a child development professional and learn about available resources. Program webpage.
- The Yolo Family Service Agency also provides low-cost counseling services for individuals, couples, and families.
Anti-Bullying Resources and Information
- The Teen Education Program offered through Empower Yolo is focused on promoting healthy relationships and preventing abuse in teen relationships. The program is a combination of student/community presentations, and weekly My Strength (for boys) and Be Strong (for girls) groups in local schools. More information can be found on the program's webpage.
- Mediation, restorative justice and facilitation services are offered through the Yolo Conflict Resolution Center. This community-based organization helps people resolve conflicts by delivering mediation, facilitation, education, and restorative practices.
- The Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) provides a list of anti-bullying resources available for school administrators. Each resource listed includes reviews of the programs. Reviews of Anti-Bullying Resources.