Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Clinton vs. Soda

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As we reported a few days ago, former president Bill Clinton is declaring war against obesity. And there's a specific target he's aiming at -- Soda in Schools. Clinton wants sugary soda to be out of schools by 2010. According to this article on Forbes, Clinton met with soda company representatives and medical experts to forge a deal.

Here's what you will be able to get in schools after the change:
  • In elementary and middle schools: water, unsweetened juice and low-fat milk
  • In high schools: diet drinks, unsweetened teas, flavored water, and low-calorie sports drinks.
This seems fair, I suppose--It would be ideal if kids would stick to water but that's not very realistic if you ask me. Still, soda companies can continue to profit from schools but supplying them low-cal drinks that are still full of chemicals and lacking in any real nutritional value. And what about those chips in the vending machine -- are they going bye-bye too?

What do you think?

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