Study Shows Progress in Getting Soft Drinks out of Schools, Still Two-Thirds of School Beverage Sale
The good news is that soft drinks sales are declining in schools. The bad news is the majority of school beverages are still sugary drinks. We applaud the soft drink industry for coming over to the right side of this issue last year when it struck a deal with President Clinton and the American Heart Association to help shift the beverage mix in schools. Soft drinks are the number one source of calories in teens diets and the only individual food directly linked to obesity.