Beverage Giants in Brazil to Halt Sale of Soft Drinks in Schools

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising decision the three largest soft drink companies in Brazil have announced that starting in August they will no longer distribute soft drinks at cafeterias and snack bars in schools which cater to children twelve years old and younger.

“Obesity is a complex problem caused by many factors, and beverage companies recognize their role in being part of a solution,” said a joint statement released by Coca-Cola Brazil, Ambev and PepsiCo Brazil on Wednesday, June 22nd.

According to the press release the three beverage companies will only . . .

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