Are Coke and Pepsi campuses bad for public health?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “At the University of Florida, all Pepsi drinks must be served in Pepsi-approved cups, which are usually branded, although plain glasses are OK for catering. … Colleges have signed so-called pouring-rights contracts with soda companies since the 1990s, exchanging promises to advertise and sell a company’s drinks in return for hefty cash payments and other perks. … It turns out that soda marketing agreements are almost ubiquitous at big state colleges. One of the most common terms they have are simple sales incentives: 95 percent of contracts that researchers analyzed rewarded colleges for selling more drinks or penalized them for not meeting a minimum sales quota, or both.”

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