Pepsi to remove sugary drinks from schools

In this Feb. 13, 2009 file photo, Pepsi products are seen on the shelf at a grocery store in Danvers, Mass. Following the success of programs to remove sugary drinks from U.S. schools to cut down on childhood obesity, PepsiCo plans to expand the effort worldwide in the next two years. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

March 16, 2010 10:00:22 AM PDT
Pepsi plans to remove all sugary drinks from schools around the world to cut down on childhood obesity.

The company announced Tuesday that it will remove full-calorie, sweetened drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2012.

Pepsi is the first major soda maker to make such a move. In 2006, both Pepsi and Coca-Cola adopted guidelines to stop selling sugary drinks in U.S. schools