Congress Gets Involved in School Beverage Debate
Industry wants to make voluntary agreement part of law, but Harkin may seek stricter limits.
Both nutrition advocates and the soft-drink industry claimed victory last year when they announced a plan to stop selling full-calorie, sugary drinks in schools by 2009.
Nutrition groups said the agreement would strike a blow at childhood obesity and make schools models of good food habits for students. Beverage makers, meanwhile, had a chance to show their commitment to good citizenship and children’s health.
In fact, say industry representatives, the agreement has worked out so well that the voluntary guidelines should be written into a school nutrition bill pending in Congress, which...
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