No Soda in Schools?

By: Sahar El-Hodiri
By: Sahar El-Hodiri

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It may be "so long" to sodas in schools, if a physician's group has its way.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says soft drinks should be removed from schools to help fight the country's obesity epidemic.

The Academy says kids who drink soda take in more calories every day than those who don't. About 15 percent of U.S.youngsters between the ages of six and 19 are seriously overweight. That's triple the number from 1980.

The National Soft Drink Association say the new policy goes too far.


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