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Posted on 05/04/2006 8:35:43 AM PDT by ejroth
School Soda Ban Major Soda Brands Agree to Halt Sales to Public Schools The nation's largest beverage distributors have agreed to halt nearly all soda sales to public schools, according to a deal announced Wednesday by the William J. Clinton Foundation. Under the agreement, the companies have agreed to sell only water, unsweetened juice and low-fat milks to elementary and middle schools, said Jay Carson, a spokesman for former President Bill Clinton. Diet sodas would be sold only to high schools Cadbury Schweppes PLC, Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and the American Beverage Association have all signed onto the deal, Carson said, adding that the companies serve "the vast majority of schools." The American Beverage Association represents the majority of school vending bottlers. The deal follows a wave of regulation by school districts and state legislatures to cut back on student consumption of soda amid reports of rising childhood obesity rates. Soda has been a particular target of those fighting obesity because of its caloric content and popularity among children.
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Actually this is great news! I'm sending my kid to school with a couple of cases to start a black market.
My kid doesn't drink a lot of pop, but I may start puting a can in her lunch every day, just to show 'em I *can*.
It is much more appropriate for students to sip Chai Tea whie reading "Heather Has Two Mommies".
I saw a blurb on this last night....and my jaw dropped to see the William Clinton Foundation attached to this....
First of all....how is he making money off this deal??
Second of all....I thought this was America, freedom of some choices...
A teenager girl CAN choose to have an abortion, according to Clinton...but, NOW Clinton is going to keep her from choosing a Diet Coke over juice????
Not to worry dear stock holders of soft drink companies ... those same companies agreed to this because they will make MORE MONEY selling the water they bottle!
The amount of control people are willing to give up to government is amazing. Even small things like what refreshment we may consume are controlled.
OOOPSIE...my mistake, I reread the article..and the teenage girl CAN buy a DIET drink on the way out to get an abortion, just not a REGULAR soda.
Hey--gang, check out what Bubba is up to now!
"My kid is a fat slob and it's all your fault!!!" syndrome coupled with typical spineless pandering by our "leaders".
When I went to high school, not all that long ago, we had Coke machines. We also had this large room we went to 2x a week to do physical activity. Sometime we even...went outside, to run!!! in a circle!!! for no reason whatsoever.
The village is saved!! It's all about the children!! What a farce!!
Party members will no longer allow soda in school/freedom?not
I am so glad I send my kids to private school.
The trial lawyers are going after Big Sugar using exactly the same tactics that brought them billions of dollars from Big Tobacco.
While these people's education panacea is nutrition, our local school district is absolutely convinced that class scheduling is the magic bullet.
You know they getting out front of the law suits.......
That's a good one!!!
Democrats, the party of small ideas. Do they really think that soda alone is what makes these children fat?
Shaking my head violently. Kids can't take a Midol but they can get an abortion on school time.
The stats recently showed that the average student bought less than a can a week. I was not surprised to see Clinton's name attached, because like so much of his 8 year administration, this is an emotional appeal, a "feel good" move that accomplishes, in the end, absolutely nothing.
Wanna get rid of sugar? Get rid of the sugary teachings of SOCIALISM in our schools!
No...I am sure they don't, but we know that Hillary is a socialist and wants to run our lives..and it starts with kids.
I am convinced that the reason that the schools are so bad, is because a lot of the teachers and administrators are the children of the "flower children"...and have no concept of what schools were like..when their parents went.
And now, they are taking all of the blame for fat kids from their parents to the schools...
One thing though...the schools that have cut out recess and PE need to get it BACK...the kids need the exercise...I had PE every year...and my kids didn't have PE after junior high...
I really don't understand, at least from this article, what the heck Bubba's Foundation has to do with this...
Finally ... with soft drinks out of the way it leaves more time to practice homosexuality, witchcraft, abortion, anarchy, drug addiction and all theother approved courses of study in public education today.
Wasn't it the Clinton administration that allowed soft drink companies to put soda machines in public schools?
The school board has the authority to determine what may and may not be sold on school grounds.
I find it interesting that it's the evil mean profiteering corporations which are saving our children from too many cokes and not the caring compassionate school board which only seeks what's best for the children. (sarcasm off)
IIRC, soda machines were banned in CA schools about 25 years ago. (...though I think that I've seen them on local campuses since. There may have been a lapse in the ban or it may have been just my district. I wasn't paying particular attention to the issue.) At my high school, the administration removed the soda machines from the lunch area. However, they didn't know about the machine in the varsity boys' locker room; and our coaches weren't about to tell them! On at least one occasion, I helped one of the coaches smuggle in a fresh load of sodas to refill the machine.
Wonder how much the milk industry had to pay our pal the government to get this done?
I am absolutely opposed to Great National Daddy Bubba's involvement in this matter. But at the same time I do not understand why any parent would defend carbonated beverages, nutritionally. Those "sodas" are nutritionally negative; that is, they affect adversely the physiological utilization of certain mineral nutrients. Occasional consumption probably does little harm, but they should not be drunk to the virtual exclusion of water and milk. Above all, they should not be sold in schools, and it matters not a whit whether the "diet" or "un-diet" version is chosen.
No. There were soda machines in my JR. High and High school, I graduated in 1993, so at the very least it was Bush 1's term
Hey, little girl, c'mere. Wanna buy some REAL Coke sweetened with high fructose corn syrup?
Now that I think about it, they were there in 1988(Jr. High)
My complaint is about Bubba's involvement....I especially remember his "runs" to McDonalds during his presidency.
So for thousands of teenagers, they have been blessed with the "permission" from the POTUS, to have oral sex and eat junk food.
BTW...my granddaughter is a diabetic...and we pack a DIET SODA in her lunch everyday, because she can't drink milk or juice.....so there are exceptions to most rules.
Thank you, I was beginning to think I was only one here who cannot understand this zealous defense of having junk drinks accessible to our kids in a place where we as parents have no control or monitoring capacity. 2 of our 3 kids *love* soda, and will choose it over anything else if given the chance. The third just doesn't like it, and will chose water or milk.
I've never thought it was a good idea to have soda in the schools, and the politics of whose idea it was to get rid of it is irrevelant.
What the heck's the matter with you people? We never had soda in the schools when I was growing up. Why should we have that freakin' fizzy sugar water in schools? Why don't we let them watch cartoons all day and play video games while we're at it. Sheesh.
I wonder what Clinton thinks of Big Macs and Fries in school.
I don't know. What the heck's the matter with you? Anyhow, I don't really care whether they sell pop or not. I just think it's funny that they think they need to monitor what the kids eat and drink. I mean, c'mon! Low fat milk only? Diet pop? "Unsweetened" juice? Moreover, even more hilarious, this only deals with school lunch programs. The schools will keep and continue to cash in on the coke machines down the hall.
Duh..wonder why they would think that.
Apparently not a lot since it's the coke distributors who have decided to stop selling rather than our benevolent government deciding not to allow the sales.
My question is whether the distributors were paying a fee to the school boards for the ability to operate vending machines.
It's a health issue donchaknow....
Soda Pop...vs the Homosexual Lifestyle...
Soda Pop is the obvious choice of things that must go and what should remain....
IIRC, the vending machines got in because the schools would get a cut of sales.
Someone noted on another thread that sales at the convenience stores that abound near most schools will likely skyrocket.
Conservatism is not about removing choices and personal responsibility because the nanny state feels people are too stupid to have freedom. You've been duped.
Hooray! Public schools have failed at teaching kids how to read, write, or do arithmetic, but I know I'll sleep better tonight knowing that they won't be drinking any 7-Up or Pepsi. </sarc>