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Sugary drinks to be removed from schools

World Heart Federation president has been leading negotiations with soft drinks industry.


March 19, 2010
By Helsingin Sanomat

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pekka-puskaMarch 19, 2010 – PepsiCo has announced that it plans to remove its sugary soft
drinks from vending machines in schools worldwide by 2012.

pekka-puska 
World Heart Federation president
Pekka Puska has been leading
negotiations with soft drinks
industry.


 

March 19, 2010 – PepsiCo, the world’s second-largest soft drinks
maker, announced on Tuesday that it plans to remove its sugary soft
drinks from vending machines in schools worldwide by 2012.

In practice, the decision means that full-sugar carbonated soft drinks
will no longer be offered for sale in primary and secondary schools.
The decision applies to more than 200 countries, including Finland.

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