Quick note: A victory has been scored for our public health. It is being reported that major soda manufacturers will pull vending machines out of schools. They will vend only water, unsweetened juices, and milk to elementary and middle school kids; they will add diet sodas for high schoolers.
This is great news. People should not take it as the end of childhood obesity, but it is a good step to take. Kudos to the drink manufacturers, and definitely congratulations to all the people who fought to have this happen. It is unfortunate that people can't take care of their own health, that it needs to be mandated like this, but for now, that is the way it must be.
You can find coverage of the story here.