Focus - Soft drinks in schools

Coca-Cola has been criticised for making a misleading claim in an ad in the US over its policy towards selling soft drinks in schools. While the company has agreed to change the wording in the ad, Ben Cooper writes, campaigners are set to ramp up the pressure on both Coke and PepsiCo over the issue of selling full-calorie soft drinks in schools in an attempt to force the companies to adopt globally consistent policies in this area.

Focus - Pressure to grow for global approach to soft drinks in schools

11 December 2009

Coca-Cola has been criticised for making a misleading claim in an ad in the US over its policy towards selling soft drinks in schools. While the company has agreed to change the wording in the ad, Ben Cooper writes, campaigners are set to ramp up the pressure on both Coke and PepsiCo over the issue of selling full-calorie soft drinks in schools in an attempt to force the companies to adopt globally consistent policies in this area.

US: Coca-Cola criticised again over schools ad

11 December 2009

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the US consumer advocacy group, has again criticised Coca-Cola Co for placing a misleading advert over its policy towards vending full-calorie soft drinks in schools.

US: Coca-Cola Co rejects CSPI complaint

18 November 2009

Coca-Cola Co has defended its claim to have taken full calorie, sparkling soft drinks out of schools in North America, following a complaint from campaign group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

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