A new report out Monday shows three out of four children drink caffeine every day. They’re getting it from soda and powerful energy drinks, and for some young people, it’s causing deadly results.
It’s a caffeine crackdown after a new study shows three out of four kids are consuming the stimulant every day.
“It’s not surprising when you’re talking about soft drinks that kids have. The fact that caffeine is in chocolate, so it’s really easy to end up having a cookie,” said parent Paula Gallagher.
The CDC report says younger children get their caffeine from teas and older ones get it from soda, though energy drinks have become a common source.
“These kids are being flooded with caffeine everywhere they go, from soft drinks to energy drinks,” said Mike Gimbel, drug expert.