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Pop in Schools

Current Issues
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Michelle Stice

on 16 May 2010

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Transcript of Pop in Schools

Pop sales in School Pop sales in School: Con

Many argue that soda companies sway schools to put machines in their schools by offering them millions of dollars. Shools oblige reguardless to the health risks of dringing soda. Such risks include obesity, tooth decay, caffeine dependence, and osteoperosis.
Pop sales in School: Pro

Those in favor of schools allowing soda in schools argue that children can make their own choices on what to eat. Some say that if children can't get soda from school, they will get it somewhere else, like a store or at home.

Pop sales in Schools: Why its a problem

In light of childhood obesity, schools are recieving critism for having soda pop machines available to students. Facts about pop:

More than 15 billion gallons of pop were sold in 2000
Pop accounts for more than 1/4 of beverages consumed in the United States
Pop consumption has doubled in the last decade
Obesity has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents Pop ranges from a 4.61 to a 2.49, which is closer to battery acid than water. In 2006 both Pepsi and Coca-Cola said that they would remove their beverages from schools.
Recently, PepsiCo released a statement saying that by 2012 they will remove all soda from schools in more than 200 countries. Coca-Cola said theat it will still sell its beverages in secondary schools but only in primary schools when requested.
According to the American Beverage Assosiation, soda sales in schools fell 95% between 2004 and 2009.
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