May 8: In a bid to fight obesity in children spearheaded by former US president Bill Clinton, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola and Cadbury Schweppes have agreed to stop selling sugary soft drinks in US schools by 2009.
They have agreed to sell only water, unsweetened juice and low-fat milks through elementary and middle schools.
In a move brokered by Clinton, who is head of the William J Clinton Foundation and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the top three drinks manufacturers made the announcement at the American Beverage Association’s headquarters in New York last week.
It will affect 35 million children in the US.

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