It seems that schools are going to watch calories. It’s about time. I can’t believe they leave the choice up to the kid: they’ll make the bad choice every time.
Companies pulling sodas out of schools
Companies agree only to sell water, juice, milk and diet soda
Wednesday, May 3, 2006; Posted: 2:26 p.m. EDT (18:26 GMT)
NEW YORK (AP) — School soda pop machines are about to lose their high-calorie fizz.
Why is it taking so long?? Can’t they do something like this almost immediately?
How quickly the changes take hold will depend in part on individual school districts’ willingness to alter their existing contracts, the alliance said. The companies agreed to work to implement the changes at 75 percent of the nation’s public schools by the 2008-2009 school year, and at all public schools a year later.
Somewhere in the article it talks about replacing sodas with Sports drinks. Personally, I don’t see sports drinks as a great alternative.
This came from CNN. Link is now broken. http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/diet.fitness/05/03/softdrinks.schools.ap/index.html