Wednesday, March 17, 2010

PepsiCo Pulls its Sugary Drinks from Schools (finally!)

I've been waiting for this day for a long time. Finally, as reported in the Toronto Star article below, sugary drinks are been removed from schools worldwide. Here's the teaser quote:
The world's No. 2 soft drink maker, PepsiCo Inc., has pledged to pull high sugar soda from schools around the world by 2012. The company said Tuesday it is "voluntarily adopting" the global policy following discussions with the World Heart Federation in Geneva. The decision to pull the calorie-laded mainstay of the company's product line from every school marks the first such move by a major soft drink producer. 
It comes after years of campaigning by public health agencies to limit children's access to foods linked to the rising tide of childhood obesity.
You can read the rest of the article here: PepsiCo Will Pull Sugary Drinks

Source: Toronto Star Online,  PepsiCo Will Pull Sugary Drinks, March 17 2010,  Read March 17, 2010,

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