Novato Restricts Unhealthy Food Truck Access

December 9, 2011 · 

In December 2011, the Mobile Truck Policy that started with a group of YLI students six years ago came to fruition.

Food trucks promoting unhealthy food to students and the safety of those around these mobile venders were concerns for adults as well as youth. Through the persistence and support of YLI’s Marin County Youth Commissioners, youth mobilized the base of supporters including: school administrators, food administrators, council members, the Marin County Board of Supervisors, local coalitions, adults and students, the new mobile truck policy passed.

With the implementation of the Mobile Truck Policy, food trucks are not permitted to be within 1,500 feet of Novato schools and must be 500 feet away from other food trucks. Most aggressive policies to date regarding food trucks. Partnered with NUSD and received a unanimous vote from the Novato City Council to ban all food trucks from parking within 1500 feet of all public schools.