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Bye bye Pepsi

Sugary soda will be out of schools worldwide by 2012

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Pepsi is about to become the first cola company to cut its high-calorie soft drinks from schools worldwide. The move follows a successful U.S. program meant to cut childhood obesity rates which saw both PepsiCo and rival Coca-Cola Co. remove their products from the country’s schools. The World Heart Federation has been negotiating a deal with Pepsi to expand the idea worldwide for the past year. Instead of the soft drinks, the company will now stock refrigerators and vending machines in primary schools with water, juice, and milk, but will also sell low-calorie soft drinks in secondary schools. Coca-Cola has also changed its sales policy, and now pledges to only sell its drinks in primary schools where districts or parents ask, but hasn’t made mention of secondary schools.

CBC News

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