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The Associated Press reports that the Philadelphia public school system will ban the sale of carbonated soft drinks in schools, limiting beverages for sale to milk, water, fruit juice and the occasional sports drink.

The ban takes effect in July. It affects both sales from vending machines and in cafeterias.

The move comes on the heels of a recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that eliminating soft drinks from kids' diets is a food way of fighting the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.
KC's View:
Ironically, this probably is good for supermarkets and c-stores. After all, these kids will have score their soft drink fix somewhere…