PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two popular chain restaurants are removing soft drinks off the kids’ menus.

Applebee’s and IHOP say they will serve the drinks to children by request.

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The move is the latest to trim back on soda consumption by children.

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Many school districts have pulled soda machines from school cafeterias and menus.

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The CDC reports childhood obesity has more than doubled in the last 30 years.