Caffeine and Kids: A Safe Mix?

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By Julie Deardoff
Published June 3, 2013, in the Chicago Tribune

Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee.

But the recent craze of adding caffeine to a range of kid-friendly snack foods — including popcorn, chewing gum, candy bars, mints, Cracker Jack, jelly beans and ice cream — is raising enough concern that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an investigation of caffeine’s possible health effects on children and adolescents. Read the full story.