Friday, 19 March 2010

Pepsi Bans Sugary Drinks in Schools Around the World

Wow... I haven't blogged in forever and so behind in reading all your blogs... I'm sorry... :(
Wish I could learn to find some balance in my life...!

Saw this and thought I'd share...

Pepsi announced it will voluntarily stop selling its sugary-drinks in elementary and secondary schools... around the world by 2012!

Now, if you're worried about how Pepsi will survive this loss of revenue... don't.

In primary schools, PepsiCo will sell water, fat-free or low-fat milk, and sugar-free juice.

In secondary schools, low-calorie soft drinks like Diet Pepsi will be added to the mix.

Gatorade will only be available in relation to sport, not for everyday use.

A step in the right direction, right?



Gina said...

I think this is such a great move by Pepsi. When with Coca-Cola follow? i just saw a commercial for Coke with a kid downing a Coke right before a big exam. Basically implying that it provided him the mental energy to take the exam. SO LAME. Yes, this is a big step, but so many other steps (aka, companies....) need to follow, and I hope they do!

Sybil Hebert, RD said...

Wow- that is lame!

Supposedly Coca Cola announced it would stop selling its products in primary schools... unless parents or school authorities requested it sell them.
It also promised to offer a full-range of low-calorie beverages alongside regular soft drinks in secondary schools.

Not enough...