WASHINGTON - Students in seven of Fairfax County's 25 high schools will no longer have the option to purchase soda.
Fairfax County Public School announced in a news release that regular soda products will be removed from soda machines at the following high schools:
- Falls Church
- West Potomac
- Lake Braddock Secondary School
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Soda will still be sold during student and parent after-school fundraisers at snack bars and booster clubs.
At the schools taking part in the one-year pilot program, 47 soda machines will be replaced with 37 new beverage machines that will include diet sodas, diet and unsweetened teas, coconut water, V-8 Fusion Juice, SoBe Lifewaters, Propel® Zeros, and G2 Gatorade® products.
The school district will evaluate the program in a year based on revenue, students' product prefernce and acceptance of new products.
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