Young Children Now Drink More Caffeine

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Researchers have reported that 75% of children 5-12 years old consume caffeine daily, and the average intake is three times higher than the 22-33 mg per day reported a decade ago. In this study, kids averaged 109 mg of caffeine per day -- the equivalent of nearly three cans of caffeinated soda. The more caffeine they consumed, the fewer hours of sleep they got on average.

PositiveTip: Kids do not need caffeine, and can have very negative effects. Give them only non-caffeinated beverages.