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PepsiCo’s Global Approach to Selling Beverages in Schools

I am pleased to highlight our new global policy to stop the sale of full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools by 2012. This voluntary commitment makes PepsiCo the first major beverage company to implement such a consistent global approach. The policy details were drawn up based on discussions with the World Heart Federation which exemplifies our belief that working in collaboration with a variety of partners is the best way to make a difference in the health of people around the world. We are working with our bottlers, vending companies and distributors – along with parents, community leaders, and school officials around the world – to help make school settings conducive to the health of students. This global school beverage policy advances our existing commitments to reducing calories in schools by offering students a wider range of low-calorie and nutritious beverages in appropriate portions. For... Read more

PepsiCo Supports the White House’s “Let’s Move” Initiative and Announces New Beverage Labeling Plan

PepsiCo applauds First Lady Michelle Obama’s announcement of the “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity. We believe that as one of the largest food and beverage companies, we can play an important role in supporting this critical initiative and we look forward to working in partnership with the White House, NGOs, and other companies to make real and lasting impacts on this issue. To demonstrate our support, we announced a new beverage labeling campaign today. To help consumers manage their calorie consumption, we’ll list calorie content on the front of all our beverage containers, vending machines and fountain equipment. Packages up to 20 ounces will be labeled with total calories and multi-serve containers will be labeled with calories-per-serving based on 12-ounce servings. These changes will be complete in 2012. We believe that “Let’s Move” will bring new momentum and focus to an issue we have been working on... Read more