When First Lady Michelle Obama made it her mission to fight childhood obesity, Pepsi listened. The company announced it has plans to stop selling its full-calorie sodas in schools by 2012.
Elementary school vending machines will be filled with bottled water, juices in certain sizes, and low-fat or skim milk. High schools won't have any energy drinks or sodas like Pepsi and Coke, but diet alternatives will be sold. There's even going to be a crackdown on Gatorade, which will only be sold "when physical activity is carried out in special relation to sports, not for everyday use," says PepsiCo's senior Vice President Derek Yach. American students won't be the only ones affected by this sugary soda clear-out. "There is a demand from parents around the world for healthier options in schools -- from Mexico, to India, to Japan," Derek continues.
Tell us, should students have any say in what beverages will be sold in their school?