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South Coast Assemblyman Proposes Legislation To Extend Ban On Sugary Drinks in Public Schools

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:30am

A South Coast assemblyman has introduced legislation to try to ban sugary sports drink from middle, and high schools.

Democratic Assemblyman Das Williams of Santa Barbara authored AB 1746, which would extend an existing ban on so-called sports drinks from elementary schools to middle, and high schools.

Soda sales are already banned on K-12 public school campuses.

Williams says the sports drinks are loaded with sugar, and contribute to the childhood obesity problem, and are no more beneficial to kids than water.

The California Medical Association, and the California Center For Public Health are backing the legislation.

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