The government is proposing a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 18 year olds, at the moment there is a voluntary ban for under 16s
What do you think: should children be allowed to buy and drink energy drinks, or do you wonder what all the fuss is about?!
I was asked those and other questions by Gem 106 radio. Snippets of this full 3 minute interview will be on today’s drive time news slots on the hour
So should we be concerned about the levels of consumption of energy drinks?
The BBC News website says “Energy drinks contain high levels of sugar and caffeine and have been linked to obesity and other health issues. UK youngsters are among the highest consumers of energy drinks in Europe
Excessive consumption has been linked to a range of health issues in children, from obesity, tooth decay, headaches and sleep problems to stomach aches and hyperactivity. They also contribute to poor behaviour in classrooms, although claims they can alter behaviour have been contested.”
The full BBC article can be read at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45342682
Will this information make you think, do you know if your child consumes energy drinks, will you make any changes to the drinks you offer your child or whats available to them?