Is your child asking for a cup of joe with her Cheerios?
A new U.S. study has found the amount of caffeine American children and teens consume hasn’t changed since 1999, but how they’re getting it has.
The study found 73% of children consume caffeine on a given day, although there was a slight decrease among children between the ages of two and 11 between 1999 and 2010.
In 1999, soft drinks accounted for the majority of caffeine intake (62%), but that dropped to 38% by 2010. Instead, coffee increased from 10% to 24%, and energy drinks, which were non-existent in 1999, made up 6% of caffeine intake.
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