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America's Leading Beverage Companies Have Removed Full-Calorie Soft Drinks from Schools


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AMERICA'S LEADING BEVERAGE-COMPANIES HAVE REDUCED BEVERAGE-CALORIES IN SCHOOLS BY 88-PERCENT; THEY'VE REMOVED FULL-CALORIE SOFT-DRINKS FROM SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY--REPLACING THEM WITH LOWER-CALORIE, NUTRITIOUS, SMALLER-PORTION BEVERAGES.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE JUST-RELEASED "'SCHOOL BEVERAGE GUIDELINES' FINAL PROGRESS REPORT"--COMMISSIONED BY THE AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION, AND ANALYZED BY INDEPENDENT ECONOMIST, DOCTOR ROBERT WESCOTT.  A-B-A PRESIDENT AND C-E-O, SUSAN NEELY, HAS MORE...

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"IT'S A BRAND-NEW DAY IN AMERICA'S SCHOOLS:  AMERICA'S LEADING BEVERAGE-COMPANIES HAVE REMOVED FULL-CALORIE SOFT-DRINKS FROM SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY; WE'VE REPLACED THEM WITH LOWER-CALORIE, SMALLER-PORTION BEVERAGES--LIKE WATERS, TEAS, AND JUICES.  AS A RESULT OF THESE CHANGES, THERE ARE NOW 88-PERCENT FEWER CALORIES FROM BEVERAGES IN SCHOOLS.  WE PROMISED AMERICA'S PARENTS THAT WE WOULD CHANGE THE BEVERAGE-MIX IN SCHOOLS--AND OUR COMPANIES HAVE DELIVERED DRAMATIC AND SIGNIFICANT RESULTS.  THE 'SCHOOL BEVERAGE GUIDELINES' HAVE SLASHED BEVERAGE-CALORIES--AND ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.  OUR INDUSTRY IS DEDICATED TO BEING PART OF THE SOLUTION, IN REDUCING CHILDHOOD-OBESITY.  AND, THIS FINAL PROGRESS-REPORT IS A TESTAMENT TO THAT COMMITMENT.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REPORT--AND ON THE "SCHOOL BEVERAGE GUIDELINES"--VISIT W-W-W-DOT-"A-M-E-R-I-B-E-V"-DOT-ORG.



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