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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
August 8, 2006
Leesburg -- Students who attend Lee County schools will no longer fill up on sugary sodas while at school.
The vending machines have been filled with diet or low-cal products, or sports drinks in smaller packages. The changes don't seem to bother some high school students who stood in line to buy a soft-drink.
Principal Kevin Dowling says it's a simple change that may lead to better habits for kids. "Until we make healthy choices in our diets and activity levels. That's what's really going to make a change, but this might can be a small portion of some changes that we can make, and get them to make to help them live a healthier life style."
The American Beverage Association agreed to pull sugary soft drinks from schools nationwide to help fight childhood obesity.