Washington Post has the scoop on an announcement coming today in the person of a couple of men from Hope — Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee — that the soft drink industry will announce that it will pull “high-calorie” soft drinks from schools and otherwise voluntarily limit sales of certain types and size of drinks in schools.

There are some questions remaining to be answered because the full agreement has not been revealed. The companies can still sell water and diet drinks and fruit drinks, for example. There will be different rules for different grade levels. Some of the deal calls for limits on size of certain beverages, not their removal. But it’s big movement by a powerful industry.

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UPDATE: On the jump you can read the governor’s news release on the subject. Please note that, while a friend provided it to us, it is NOT on the governor’s website as we write this item. So much for the governor’s assertion that the things we seek may always be found there.

 

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