Kids and Caffeine


Kids and teens are consuming about the same amount of caffeine they were a decade ago. Analysis of NHANES data from 1999-2010 reveals the sources have changed dramatically. Soda accounted for 62% of caffeine in 1999, but now only 38%. However, caffeine from coffee jumped from 10% to 24%, and energy drinks now account for 6% of caffeine consumption. Energy drinks are a particular concern due to their high caffeine content.

PositiveTip: Parents, set a good example and educate your kids about the potential dangers of caffeine and energy drinks.