DAVIS (CBS / AP) — A Northern California city says it’s taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals.

The ordinance passed the Davis City Council unanimously Tuesday.

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It requires restaurants in the college town west of Sacramento include milk or water in kids’ meals unless parents specifically request a soda for their child.

The rule goes into effect Sept. 1.

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Advocates say studies show that parents will opt for the healthier option, if presented with a choice.

They also say the ordinance is the first of its kind in the country.

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