Legislators in Hartford want to make soda in school a thing of the past

Legislators in Hartford Thursday are trying to make soda in schools a thing of the past. The Senate is debating a bill that would ban all sodas and sugary drinks from Connecticut public schools. It's

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2006, 4:38 PM

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Legislators in Hartford want to make soda in school a thing of the past
Legislators in Hartford Thursday are trying to make soda in schools a thing of the past. The Senate is debating a bill that would ban all sodas and sugary drinks from Connecticut public schools. It's a step aimed at addressing the growing problem of childhood obesity. The bill would also provide incentives to districts that choose healthy food and snacks for students. A similar bill was defeated last year mainly by lobbyists for the soda industry. The union that represents people who work in warehouses and as delivery drivers says eliminating soda from schools will cost the state jobs. However, Senator Don Williams (D-Brooklyn) says that will not happen because soda will be replaced with other products like water and juice.


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