Download: Caffeine OK for Kids?

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Courtesy: MGN Online

It seems kids are still getting their caffeine fix, but it’s coming from different drinks.

USA Today says the latest issue of ‘Pediatrics’ shows that between 1999-2010, people ages 2 to 22 drank at least some caffeine.

Energy drinks reportedly represented about 6% of caffeine intake from 2009-2010; coffee grew to nearly 24% of caffeine intake those same years.

According to the USA Today report, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in 2011, “stimulant-containing energy drinks have no place in the diets of children and adolescents.”

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4 comments

  • Deborah

    At a young age they don’t need energy drinks or those shot’s that come in a bottle If it is at an easy reach who is going to stop them? Besides it will have a results as for instance rapid heart rate.

  • Gordy

    To much of anything will Kill you, my mom always said “use your head or you’ll wind up DEAD!!!
    Soon athletes will need Showers for-“Men”, “Women” and one for “Others”

  • sheila

    I am a mother of a 6 year old. I never allowed my son to drink caffine. I don’tnot believe its OK for kids to drink any type of caffeine.my son is allowed to drink water, milk or juice. Parents don’t let your child drink caffeine . Its not good for them.

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