PepsiCo trims the fat

Pledges to reduce salt, fat, and sugar content over next decade

PepsiCo is cutting the sugar, fat and salt—but, one hopes, not the fun. According to chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, the world’s second largest purveyor of empty calories will cut the average salt content by 25 percent within five years, as well as its fat and sugar by 15 and 25 percent respectively in the next decade. “We believe that a healthier future for all people and our planet means a more successful future for PepsiCo,” said Nooyi, who also outlined a company initiative to eliminate full sugar beverages in elementary and secondary high schools by 2012.

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