Caffeine harmful to children’s health
- Caffeine is a stimulant found naturally in items like coffee, tea, and chocolate, but has no known health benefits.
- Approximately 73% of children and adolescents consume caffeine on a daily basis.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend caffeine for children at any level.
- Even seemingly small doses can raise blood pressure and heart rates in children.
- Caffeine can cause nervousness, shaky hands, difficulty sleeping, stomachaches and dependency.
- The best drinks for children are water and milk, both of which are caffeine free.
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