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What Took Pediatricians so Long to Say Soda Should be Out of Schools???

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), with its new policy statement, is discouraging elementary and high schools from making contractual agreements with soft drink companies to carry their products in hallway vending machines. The policy statement cites data showing that 56 percent to 85 percent of school-age children consume at least one soda daily, mostly sugared rather than diet. Schools derive significant financial rewards from signing contracts with food vendors, especially soda...

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