Coca-Cola, Pepsi Ban Soda in Schools

It appears that Coke and Pepsi are going to limit the soft drink sales in schools in north america, citing studies showing better behavoir and better test scores where the drinks are not available.

I am sceptical of the corporate motives here. This must be a ploy to keep their customers somehow. They can expect to continue to sell their other products by doing this too, and they were worried because parents are starting to demand school boars ban them.

And worst of all, they will now be "pushing" the diet drinks with ASPARTAME as the only option, resulting in a big increase in the consumption of ASPARTAME.

Also, while googling for a link to post here, I came across the same article but from 1994 So maybe it is all hot air, been said before and nothing happened, just a media freebee.

Americas: Canada: Coke And Pepsi To Pull Soda From Schools -
Published: January 7, 2004, N.Y.Times

Coca-Cola, Pepsi Ban Soda in Schools in Clinton Deal
Wednesday 03 May 2006 (external - login to view)

Soda Distributors to End Most School Sales
May 3, 2006, 7


The distributors forged the deal with the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Along with pulling out the non-diet drinks, they're also agreeing to sell only water, juice and low-fat milks to elementary and middle schools.

Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the American Beverage Association have all signed onto the deal.

K - note - And its not just the fattening from sugar, there is a variety of chemcials and toxins in soft drinks that contribute to cancer and chronic illnesses, as well as hyperactivity. Aspartame especially has been linked to hyperactivity.

CTP OTS [see signature] - just take Ritilin if the ASPARTAME is making them hyperactive. This is more than an outrage, its criminal.
Don't coke and pepsi both have their own brands of water and other drinks they will be able to sell instead?
For some reason,

we don't feed our young children coffee and tea but we let them have Coke and Pepsi which have as much, if not more caffeine. Caffeine is a bitter alkaloid, found in coffee or tea that gives them their stimulant effect. If the public ever got together, they could drive both Coke and Pepsi out of business.

What would I drink my rum with then?
I think that, even though the premise of having drinks that are better for the body in schools, those schools would tend to lose a lot of revenue through removing things such as Coca-Cola® and Pepsi® — students would take their money elsewhere in-between classes, and at lunch.
It's a good idea, but what they don't realize is high school students can go off campus and buy soda at the local gas stations. Near my old high school their's 4 gas stations.

In a deal announced Wednesday, the largest beverage distributors agreed to stop selling non-diet sodas to most public schools, where childhood obesity has become an increasing concern.

Public high schools would still be sold diet soda under the agreement, but elementary and middle schools would be sold only unsweetened juice, low-fat milk and water,

Yes, they will still sell their other products - the result will be that our kids consume a lot more ASPARTAME.

Originally designed as a DRUG, Aspartame has a history that is a red flag warning. Rummy's [Donald Rumsfeld, the Bush hump] $millions in profits might give you a clue as to why it is still on the market. He was [inside the] head of the FDA for a stint.

Here are some links that explain its dangers:

Phenylalanine is a hidden danger to anyone consuming aspartame. Most consumers don't know that too much Phenylalanine is a neurotoxin and excites the ...

- the author got sick, misdiagnosed and then found out about aspartame and cured herself: (external - login to view)


Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods. (external - login to view)\\

But hey, if you have not heard this about the dangers of Aspartame before, you are not the type to listen to alternative news. Good luck with the mainstream news my friends. And mainstream medicine!! lol

I think not
Good, they should ban soft drinks in schools....period.
Now, if they bring back


and put it in the schools, you KNOW it's a Canadian Conspiracy!!
Jo Canadian
I might be a Social Democrat, but I see ZERO sence in removing or limiting coke or Pepsi from the schools, as Five has already stated the students will just go else where. When you consider that these venturers often benifit the cash strapped schools I think their is little evil in having them.
Unless the students are forced to eat only proper foods and consume healthy drinks in the school's facilities, there is no way to stop consumption of unhealthy snacks while in school.
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Good, they should ban soft drinks in schools....period.

Its nice that you feel justified enforcing your views on others. Who cares if the parents of these kids are ok with soft drinks - its your opinion that matters. Right?

As for taking sugar drinks out of schools, I saw a study that suggested that the sugar = stimulent theory is just a myth. I don't remember where I saw it though.

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