It may or may not come as a surprise to find out that studies have shown that cases of children experiencing ailments like diabetes and obesity are on the rise. Of course, it's the parents' responsibility to ensure that their children maintain a healthy diet, but three cities in Colorado have taken legal measures in hopes of curbing this statistic.

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These three cities, Golden, Longmont, and Lafayette, already have their own laws in place that ban restaurants from advertising unhealthy drinks to children, and Denver could very well be next.

What Does the Ban on Advertising Sugary Drinks in Colorado Cities Do?

For decades, a kids' meal at countless restaurants usually included a soft drink like Coke, Sprite, or Mountain Dew, to name a few.

However, recent years have seen these meals for children have more of a focus on healthier drinks like milk or water, and the three aforementioned Colorado cities have made that focus mandatory.

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In essence, the measure allows restaurants to continue to serve sugary soft drinks to children upon request, but are not allowed to advertise these types of drinks directly to kids.

Will Denver Colorado be the Next to Adopt the Ban?

Denver City Council's Business, Arts, Workforce, Climate, and Aviation Services Committee has unanimously approved what is known as the "Healthy Drinks in Children's Meals" ordinance which means that it will be voted upon by the entire city council next.

However, if passed, restaurants will be given until July 2025 to update their advertising and may request up to $2000 from the city to offset the costs of doing so.

[Denver Post]

NEXT UP: Crazy Old Colorado Laws That Are Still Enforced Today

We all know that we need laws and law enforcement to keep our communities civilized. But it's amazing how many outdated laws are still on the books across our beautiful country.

After looking at OutThere Colorado and Uncover Colorado I put together a list of ridiculous laws that are still in effect here in the state that we call home.

Strangest Laws in Colorado You're Probably Breaking Right Now

We all try our hardest to follow the law, even when we don't agree with them. We took a look at some of Colorado's laws and discovered a few that make no sense at all.

We know drinking and driving is illegal, but did you know riding a horse while intoxicated is illegal. Or take a mule or donkey into a building could get you in trouble.

And whoever threw a missile at a car is someone we'd like to meet.

Take a look at Colorado's most outrageous laws on the books.

13 Crazy Colorado Laws That Make No Sense

There are laws everywhere - a lot of them we know about and abide by every day. But, there are others I'm willing to bet you knew nothing about.

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