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 […]
Many health advocates say sales of energy drinks to minors should be illegal, just like cigarettes. Yet up to one-third of kids 12 to 17 consume energy drinks regularly. Popular brands are laden with caffeine, sugar and other stimulants. The drinks are addictive, and heavy consumption can lead to a host of ill effects, including […]
With summer activities often including trips to the pool, it can be difficult to physically see if your kids are hot or sweating. Drinking water before, during and after physical activity is one way to be sure your kids stay hydrated, but often it’s difficult to know if they’re getting enough. Dr. Joe Congeni, director […]
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? […]