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Healthier Drinks in School Vending Machines

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Drinks in school vending machines are getting healthier through a voluntary initiative launched in 2006, according to the U.S. beverage industry.

The program was created to replace full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie, smaller-portion beverages, the Associated Press reported.

Last September, the beverage industry said sugary soft drinks made up less than one-quarter of the beverages sold in schools the previous year.

On Monday, an update on the program was to be given by former President Bill Clinton and officials from the American Beverage Association and the American Heart Association, the AP reported.

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