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Brigham Young Will Provide Caffeinated Soft Drinks

Brigham Young Will Provide Caffeinated Soft Drinks”

Brigham Young University, the largest Mormon college in the USA, has made a decision to begin selling caffeinated sodas. Owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest religious university in the USA has shunned caffeinated sodas since at least the mid 1950's, the school's director of dining services Dean Wright explained in a rather blunt BYU Q&A.

Students at the Mormon university pushed to get caffeinated soft drinks sold on campus, reported the Associated Press.

The Provo school announced it was making the change Thursday after receiving more requests from students to serve caffeinated soda.

The university decided in the mid 1950s they would not sell caffeinated soft drinks and haven't since.until today.

BYU Food Services began selling caffeinated Coca-Cola products this week, Dean Wright, director of BYU Dining Services said in a post on the school's website.

BYU alum Karl Jepsen, 48, was visiting his daughter who is now a student and basked in being able to drink "real Diet Coke" from the fountain machine.

"Caffeinated soft drinks have never been banned from our campus", Jenkins said.

Since then, students have been expressing interest in getting access to caffeinated beverages on campus.

It's not clear how the business will be impacted by the dining service change.

Wright said the decision to offer caffeinated sodas stemmed from student interest, which has grown in the last few years.

It added: "The Church's health guidelines prohibit alcoholic drinks, smoking or chewing of tobacco, and "hot drinks" - taught by Church leaders to refer specifically to tea and coffee", the document reads.

In the statement, Wright said BYU will continue to honor their contract with Coca-Cola, they will not sell energy drinks and students will continue to have access to the caffeine-free beverages BYU already had.



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