Schwarzenegger signs ban on sodas in high schools

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ September 16, 2005

California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has signed a law to ban soda from high schools. Many researchers have attributed teen obesity to the sugary drinks sold in most schools across the country. Soda is one of the largest sources of empty carbs in existence.

Soda sales in schools is a touchy subject though since individual school districts make big bucks selling the drinks.

bq. The new law allows milk, drinks with at least 50 percent fruit or vegetable juice and drinking water without sweetener. It would be phased in from 2007 and take full effect in 2009.

The ban, already in existence in California’s elementary schools, will cost school districts hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income.

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