Feb. 12, 2009— -- Second statement from Pepsi to ABC News:
One of the greatest tragedies of poverty is its impact on health and nutrition. Our products, consumed in moderation, can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. It's heartbreaking to see the impact of excessive or inappropriate consumption in combination with little or no dental care.
We certainly don't advocate consumption of our products in this way, and we're continually expanding our offerings of healthier, more nutritious products. For anyone who has a concern about sugar or caffeine, we offer a wide range of sugar-free and caffeine-free products.
We're also working with schools, non-profit groups and governments to educate people and encourage them to lead healthier lifestyles.