School Beverage Report Confirms Soft Drink Reductions

Fewer schools are selling soft drinks and other sugary beverages to students, according to a new report from the American Beverage Association and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The joint report, The School Beverage Guidelines Progress Report 2007-2008, found that soft drinks now represent less than 25 percent of the beverages available to students in schools. Report findings also noted a 58 percent decrease in the total calories contained in all beverages shipped to schools.

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