The fight against obesity in America is becoming more and more important every year and nearly everyone agrees that getting the information out is the most important aspect. This is why recently there have been dozens of major changes regarding packaging, labeling, and nutrition displays. Today another major advancement was made, but this time it wasn’t a law, it was simply two major soda companies agreeing to do what is right.
Both Coke and Pepsi announced today that they will begin changing all of their vending machines so that calorie totals are displayed for each available drink. This is not a major change but it is going to provide important calorie information to the consumer before they purchase any drinks. Analysts say that this is absolutely a step in the right direction, even better is the fact that these two companies decided to do it on their own rather than waiting for a government mandate.
New vending machines are expected to have these new marks almost immediately, though it’ll obviously take a while for old vending machines to be modified. This is definitely a step in the right direction and providing much needed information to the consumer is always a big benefit. Coke and Pepsi are definitely doing their part to fight obesity, hopefully other companies will follow suit.