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Soda in schools


Chances are you won't find a regular Coke or Pepsi in the cafeteria -- a new report shows progress is being made on an initiative to cut the number of full-calorie soft drinks in schools.

The initiative began in 2004 -- since then shipments of full-calorie drinks are down 95 percent.

Now fruit juice, low-fat milk and bottled water are provided to elementary and middle schools.

The goal is to curb the childhood obesity epidemic -- although the report was *not* able to determine if the students actually consumed fewer calories.

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