Download: Caffeine OK for Kids?
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.”