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Pop goes the soda rule

The soda delivery guy can be the best friend of some students.

Why?

"Cause it can help get you through high school, probably," says student, Sam Burkett.

But his visits to some schools will stop and he will have different products for others.

A lot of the drinks these students are used to seeing aren't going to be here anymore. They'll have to say goodbye to Pepsi, Grapico, Mountain Dew, anything that's over 25 calories per bottle or per can.

That also includes some fruit juices with added sugar.

Decatur Schools have already gone beyond what was required by the state, according to  Jan Greenlee of the central office.

"We already have our machines where they don't turn on until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, so we don't have any vending machines in elementary schools. Our middle school students don't have access to vending machines until after school, same thing with high schools."

Once school starts in the fall, some students may be surprised at what they find.

Student, Bethany Petty says the new rule is good and bad at the same time.

 "I do like the flavored drinks, and I don't like it, but I can understand it."

 

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