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
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.