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PepsiCo Leading Discussion of Food Industry’s Role in Promoting Heart Health at the World Congress of Cardiology

(Beijing, China, June 17, 2010) The latest scientific research into cardiovascular disease and the role the food industry can play in promoting heart health is the focus of a symposium series that the Quaker Oats Company and PepsiCo are hosting at the World Congress of Cardiology 2010 in Beijing on June 16-19.  Quaker is a division of PepsiCo. This is the first time the World Heart Federation is holding the WCC in China, working in partnership with the Chinese Society of Cardiology and the Chinese Medical Association.  A recent article in a journal of the American Heart Association points to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) as an urgent global public health problem that claimed more than 17 million lives in 2004. More then 230 million Chinese have some form of CVD, resulting in an annual toll of 2 million heart attacks, 7 million strokes, and 3 million deaths. The... Read more

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