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article imageSodas Banned From Seoul Schools

By KJ Mullins     Jan 21, 2008 in World
Soft drinks are about to be ousted from schools in Seoul this year as the South Korean capital wages a war against obesity.
The first step will be banning carbonated soft drinks at schools and libraries.
"All soda drinks will be completely banned at concessions and vending machines at Seoul schools this year," a spokesman said.
"The ban began last year to address the obesity problem among school students, but it was not fully implemented due to contract problems."
South Korea has just recently seen a surge of obesity. In 1995 only 22.2 percent of the population was overweight compared to today's 36 percent. In the past three years a growing number of children in the nation have been classified as obese.
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