Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bye Bye Pepsi

PepsiCo stated that they will remove all soft drinks from primary school worldwide, and will sell only fat free milk, water, and juice to replace the soft drinks. I think this is a great first step. This will take effect in 2012, but I do think that they should also take way these soft drinks in secondary schools too. I believe that other Company's should follow in this example to help lower child obesity. Coca Cola also said that they will not be selling soft drinks in primary school, but they said they will if the school district or parents want them to. I think that with no question should the soft drinks be out of all schools around the world. Not even if the school disrict or the parents want to. The fact is that kids will still be able to buy other soft drinks that are not owned by Pepsi or Coca-Cola.
Both PepsiCo Inc., the world's second-biggest soft drink maker, and No. 1 player Coca-Cola Co. adopted guidelines to stop selling sugary drinks in U.S. schools in 2006.
 PepsiCo's policy requires co-operation from its bottlers, vending companies and other distributors who take the company's products to schools worldwide
In primary schools, PepsiCo will sell only water, fat-free or low-fat milk, and juice with no added sugar. In secondary schools, it will sell those drinks along with low-calorie soft drinks, such as Diet Pepsi. Sports drinks are permissible when they're sold to students participating in sports or other physical activities.

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/03/16/pepsi-school-pullout.html

1 comment:

  1. VanillaBean Cuisinart18 March 2010 at 14:30

    Would you allow vanilla pepsi for sale in schools? Yummy!

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