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Burger King has dropped fountain drinks from its kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of Burger King Kids Meals. The stealth, unannounced move late last month by Burger King – under pressures from advocacy groups – follows similar announced moves in recent months by McDonald's and Wendy's.

Burger King made the change, "as part of our ongoing effort to offer our guests options that match lifestyle needs," said Alex Macedo, president of Burger King North America, in an e-mailed statement to USA TODAY. Instead of soft drinks, the BK menu for kids will offer fat-free milk, 100% apple juice and low-fat chocolate milk.

Soft drinks are still an option, but not listed on the Kids Meal menu.

The move comes amid a recent whirlwind of activity among major fast-food chains to improve the quality off their food in response to growing demands by consumers and activists. Last week, McDonald's announced a new policy to eliminate human antibiotics from its chicken supply over the next two years. Also last week, Dunkin' Donuts agreed to phase out a controversial whitening agent used in the powdered sugar atop some of its doughnuts.

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Ames Community Garden Coalition

Looking for more information about community gardening in Ames?

Then you’ve come to the right place. This website is maintained by the Ames gardening community. Let us know if something is incorrect or missing, or if you have a garden or garden-related event you would like us to post.

The Ames Community Garden Coalition sponsors and advertises events through out the year, including garden tours, seed swaps, lectures, and pot-luck gatherings for garden-related discussions. See the event calendar for more information

For more information about the Ames Community Gardens, please go to their website:

Now Everyone Can Help Story County’s Hungry Receive Fresh Iowa Produce through Plant a Row for the Hungry

From 7:70 to 8:30 on Mondays through Septembers, growers may drop off their extra produce at Reiman Gardens to be distributed to those in need. 

For more information, please go to their website:

Plant a Row For the Hungry

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