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Clinton Global Initiative Pledge

Soda Companies Pledge to Cut Calories in Soda

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola all made a pledge to cut the amount of calories in sugary drinks by one-fifth in the next decade. This pledge, made at the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative, is expected to be honored through a combination of distribution, packaging and marketing. New York Times reports that this pledge was an acknowledgment by the soda companies of their role in the obesity crisis facing America, as well as the accompanying increasing rates of diabetes and heart disease. It's believed that sugary soft drinks currently account for around 6 percent of the average person's daily calories.

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Danio T commenter Danio T at 4:38 pm on September 24, 2014

Bringing out smaller portion containers will be really welcome.

How about a return to the iconic 6-1/2 ounce bottle? Or more of the 200 ml cans that you sometimes see? I think that, psychologically, if a container is smaller, you pace yourself and feel satisfied with the amount in the container.

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