Kids and Caffeine: Are They Getting Too Much?
It may surprise some parents to find out that caffeine is in many of the foods and beverages their kids consume!
The obvious and most common source of caffeine is soft drinks. However, there may be caffeine other foods and drinks your child or teen enjoys. Other common sources include coffee, tea (including iced tea), energy drinks, over-the-counter headache medicines, and chocolate (including hot chocolate and other chocolate milk drinks). Also look out for caffeine in coffee-flavored candies, ice cream, and frozen yogurt.
Last reviewedSeptember 2012by Brian Randall, MD
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