2013 Georgia Shape Grant | Company Statement

As a Georgia-based company that’s been operating here for more than 130 years, we have a long history of supporting local programs and initiatives that are important to our home state and hometown of Atlanta. In keeping with that tradition, our company’s foundation provided multi-year grants to support programs aimed at addressing childhood obesity in Georgia.

The Coca-Cola Company understands that we have a role to play in helping people reduce their sugar consumption. That’s why we support the recommendation of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) that people should limit their intake of added sugar to no more than 10 percent of their total daily calorie intake. We have begun a journey toward that goal.  So we are taking action to offer people more drinks in smaller, more convenient sizes, reducing sugar in many of our existing beverages, and making more low and no-sugar beverage choices available and easier to find at local stores. We’ll also continue making calorie and nutrition information clear and accessible so people can make more informed choices for themselves and their families without the guesswork.