Scholastic Severs Ties With the Coal Industry; Controversial Elementary School Materials Withdrawn After Protests

Date of Release: 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 14, 2011

Josh Golin (617-896-9369;
Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools (503-282-6848;
Nick Berning, Friends of the Earth (703-587-4454;
Kyle Ash, Greenpeace USA (202-319-2417;
For Immediate Release

Tell Scholastic: Stop the In-School SunnyD Sugar Spree

When CCFC member Angela Stephens went shopping with her six-year-old son, she was surprised when he “launched into a commercial for SunnyD.”  Angela's family goes to great lengths to protect her son from commercial influences and has never purchased SunnyD because of concerns about its poor nutritional value.

But when her son excitedly told her that if she bought SunnyD his class would get free books, she realized why he was lobbying so hard: his teacher told him to.


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