San Francisco students battle campus sugary drink contract

Nov 15, 2015 3:12 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students at a San Francisco university are objecting to plans to give "pouring rights" to Coca -Cola, Pepsi or some other sugary drink company.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday that such contracts are common at universities.

The rights allow the winning company to sell all the fountain drinks at residence halls and sporting events, as well as stock machines and campus stores.

San Francisco State University released a request for proposals last spring.

Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, a 22-year-old junior, says she's furious that university officials would jeopardize students' health by promoting such unhealthy drinks.

University President Leslie Wong says the school has made no decisions and is trying to figure out whether to enter into such an agreement.

Voters in San Francisco rejected a soda tax in 2014.

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