Studies Add to Concern About Children and Caffeine

By: By Jessica Lieb, R.D., L.D.N.

Sleek colorful cans. Celebrity endorsements. And promises to “Give you Wiiings,” “Party like a Rockstar,” “Unleash the Beast,” “Elevate your Performance,” and “Go Fast.” Or how about a nice warm espresso macchiato while studying for finals or an iced caffé mocha on a hot day while socializing with friends at the nearest Starbucks or Crazy Mocha?

It’s no wonder caffeine, one of the most popular drugs in our country, has become so enticing for kids. 

Read about the latest studies involving kids and caffeine at the Be Glad You Have Children’s blog at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.