Marketers Agree To Supply Healthier Foods to Schools

  • October 9, 2006
Five of the nation's leading food manufacturers have agreed to voluntarily limit the amount of sodium, sugar and fat in snacks sold to schools. The agreement was reached with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Campbell Soup, Dannon, Kraft Foods, Mars and PepsiCo agreed to the action, announced by former President Bill Clinton in Harlem on Friday. The Alliance was created by the Clinton Foundation, American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Commercial Alert, which advocates removing all junk food and soda in schools, called the deal a "sham and a public-relations stunt" because "the industry can back away from the deal tomorrow."
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