Wasatch Front and Ogden Schools have decided to keep “non-diet” sodas out of public schools in vending machines. Vendors will be supplying “healthier” drinks with lower caloric content instead.
Under the agreement, diet soda that contains less than 10 calories per serving would still be sold in public high schools but only unsweetened juice, low-fat milk and water would be sold in elementary and middle schools.
This is a good start, but diet sodas contain aspartame and caffeine – two drugs that can potentially have serious side effects…..especially on developing children.
See information from the Aspartame Toxicity Info Center and FAQ’s on caffeine.