Caffeine and Kids: A Safe Mix?
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.