It's been a year since we released the final report on our national School Beverage Guidelines, and we're proud to report that the Guidelines are in place and working.
With this national program, we delivered on our commitment to remove full-calorie soft drinks from schools, replacing them with more lower-calorie, smaller-portion options. As a result, we have slashed beverage calories shipped to schools by a dramatic 88 percent since 2004.
America's leading beverage companies have demonstrated an exceptional ability to work together to advance solutions that work to address complex issues like obesity. We are pleased to tell you that this voluntary action is still going strong. It’s making a real difference in schools.
And just as we were proud last March to deliver on our three-year school beverage guidelines commitment, we are pleased to say today that together with schools, we're helping kids make balanced choices every day.