CBC - If you ask me... Soft drinks in schools

Legislation unveiled in the UK last week on school meals once again puts the issue of childhood obesity centre stage. Food and drink companies may complain that the authorities are making them scapegoats but, writes Chris Brook-Carter, evidence suggests they are still not doing enough to help their own cause.

CBC – If you ask me… School Vending

26 May 2006

Legislation unveiled in the UK last week on school meals once again puts the issue of childhood obesity centre stage. Food and drink companies may complain that the authorities are making them scapegoats but, writes Chris Brook-Carter, evidence suggests they are still not doing enough to help their own cause.

UK: Soft drinks firms question schools fizzy drinks ban

22 May 2006

Soft drinks producers have questioned the UK government’s move to ban the sale of fizzy drinks in schools in England.

US: Beverage industry cuts calories for school children

4 May 2006

US soft drinks producers have agreed to stop selling their full-calorie products in the country’s schools in a bid to fight rising child obesity.

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1 October 2002

The ban on carbonated soft drinks in schools in Los Angeles County may be viewed merely as a local irritant by the world’s giant soft drink companies or dismissed as a knee-jerk reaction to over-hyped health claims. But as Ben Cooper suggests, the industry should take heed as the move is in step with a growing and negative view legislators are taking on less healthy foods and drinks.

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