1:15pm

Tue March 16, 2010
WVAS Local

Soft drink maker to remove all sodas from schools

Washington, D.C. – - PepsiCo said the move, aimed at fighting childhood obesity, follows the
success of similar changes in the U.S. by PepsiCo and rival
Coca-Cola.
The World Heart Federation has been negotiating with soft drink
makers on these moves for the past year. PepsiCo becomes the first
major soda maker to expand the policy worldwide.
World Heart Federation President Pekka Puska says marketing of
sugary drinks in schools is much more intense outside of the U.S.,
and he hopes other companies follow suit.
Coca-Cola this month changed its sales policy to say it won't
sell any of its drinks in primary schools worldwide unless parents
or school districts ask.