PepsiCo pledges to remove sweetened drinks from schools

PepsiCo will get rid of its full-calorie sweetened soft drinks in schools in more than 200 countries by 2012. The company, believed to be the first major soft drink maker to take such action, says it will sell water, milk and juice with no added sugar in elementary schools. In secondary schools, the company will increase offerings to include low-calorie drinks such Diet Pepsi and sports drinks for children engaged in physical activity.

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