Cutting soda at schools hasn't cut childhood obesity

November 8, 2011 8:54:53 PM PST
It turns out that taking soda machines out of schools hasn't cut the amount of soda kids are drinking or childhood obesity rates.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found children are just getting their soda fix somewhere else or they've switched to sugary fruit juices and high-calorie sports drinks.

The obesity rate is about 22 percent in schools, regardless of whether a soda ban is in effect or not.


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