Students sickened by Bob Marley drink at school

'Marley's Mellow Mood' promoted to reduce stress

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Officials have removed a relaxation drink named after reggae icon Bob Marley after several students at a New Jersey school were sickened.

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Marley's Mellow Mood is promoted to reduce stress. The drink's nutrition facts say it may cause drowsiness and is not intended for children.

However, students at Satz Middle School and Holmdel High School could buy it on campus. Several middle school students were sickened on Friday.

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The Asbury Park Press reports the school district's food service provider has removed a manager pending an investigation. Chartwells School Dining Services also has removed the Marley product.
The company issued a statement in which it said it takes this situation very seriously.
It's unclear what the students' symptoms were.

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Soft drinks for breakfast?

Fast food restaurants offer deals on morning soft drinks

In the battle over sugary soft drinks, some fast food restaurants are refusing to budge. In fact, they're offering the sweet, caffeinated drinks with the "most important meal of the day": breakfast! 

For those of you who dread the taste of coffee and prefer a soft drink to get a burst of energy in the morning, this may seem like a good thing, but plenty of health advocates are questioning whether soft drinks should be served up first thing in the morning. 

Recently, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts moved to limit the size of soft drinks. No one needs drinks with added sugar "any time," Hope Warshaw, author of Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating, told USA Today. 

The newspaper reports Steak 'n Shake is offering a free breakfast taco with a $1.79 purchase of a 28-ounce Coca Cola, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., through July 11th. A Facebook coupon is required. The company declined to comment.  

Some Taco Bells in California are testing a new product it's calling MTN Dew AM, a mix of orange juice and Mountain Dew. It told USA Today it's responding to consumer demands. Sonic is promoting its .99 cent fountain drinks in the morning, but did not comment about the promotion.

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