If you’re like many parents, you know that your child doesn’t need more energy from a can. In this Children’s Channel video, Lindsay Bailey, MS, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes, discusses the impact of caffeine on children and what parents can do to limit their child’s […]
How much caffeine is in an energy drink? Good question! Energy drinks often contain more than twice the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, but manufacturers aren’t required to list or limit the amount. The Food and Drug Administration limits caffeine in sodas – but not energy drinks because these are frequently marketed […]
With soccer on the brain these last few weeks during the U.S.A. team’s most recent appearance in the FIFA World Cup, I wanted to clear up a few misunderstood facts about the high-energy sport and concussions while I was in studio with WAKR morning show host Ray Horner.
With names like Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, it’s no wonder energy drinks have exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry. Add on the cool packaging and promises of improved physical and mental performance, and energy drinks become especially enticing to kids and teens. But do these energy drinks really provide an extra jolt of energy? […]
An estimated 75 percent of children younger than 12 consume caffeine on a daily basis, and the more caffeine kids consume, the more likely they have sleep problems, according to a recent study.* While the study stops short of stating that caffeine causes sleep problems, pediatric pulmonologist Greg Omlor, director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Sleep Center, […]