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PepsiCo is taking as they stand now against childhood obesity.
-- implantable all full calorie sugary drinks from schools worldwide over the next couple of years becoming the first major status -- maker.
To make such a little panel angled flat intern here sitting there.
More -- -- for us so well this isn't the latest I guess in the battle against the ball that's right and you.
-- these companies that are making.
These announcements -- are really in the forefront of what's going on here as far as fighting obesity the program.
Pulling the sugary drinks in schools has been highly successful.
According to those who have been pushing -- a joint program.
That was launched by the American Heart Association the William J.
Clinton Foundation and the American Beverage Association PepsiCo taking a program.
To the next level announcing that the company will remove full calorie sweetened drinks from all schools the company sells to over the next two years just last week.
Pepsi and its rival Coca-Cola collectively announced an 88% reduction in the shipment of full calorie drinks shipped to schools in America.
That's go reps tell fox quote.
We've seen the success of the beverage industry policy in the United States and we recognized we have a responsibility to ensure students across the globe can benefit from a similar.
The efforts are designed to help fight the growing numbers of obese children in the US because as many people know if you bring it around the kids will buy it -- -- It from -- versions of these drinks that right that's right and we're talking about all kinds of different choices and alternative choices and if the alternative choices.
Are gonna work they're gonna have to be good ones.
In this plan now -- talking about Pepsi for example selling only water fat free or low fat milk and juice with no added sugar in the primary schools and secondary schools Pepsi will add diet sodas into the mix.
And will also sell sports drinks with a low calorie count as well something that former President Clinton things will work pretty well.
And of course at Coca-Cola isn't on this as well and we have been talking with them.
And they have made a statement saying that they are following suit except for they are going to give.
Schools the choice if they want sugary drinks -- the full calorie drinks if the schools and the parents ask for -- they will sell to them worldwide.
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