(ATLANTA) — Coca-cola is making some changes after critics blamed the company for fueling the obesity epidemic.
The company now says it will expand the sale of its low-calorie drinks and will begin posting calorie counts on the front of all products.
It’s also pledging to stop advertising to children under 12.
“Obesity is today’s most challenging health issue, affecting nearly every family and community across the globe. It is a global societal problem which will take all of us working together and doing our part,” said Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company. “We are committed to being part of the solution, working closely with partners from business, government and civil society.”
Kent added that the “announcement is another step forward on our journey, as we take action with scale and reach across every country and continent where we operate.”
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