If you browse the drink aisles in many grocery stores, you'll likely see bottles and cans of soda loaded with caffeine. Many kids consume caffeinated beverages every day, and they get even more caffeine from foods such as chocolate. Researchers who published a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior looked at kids' uses and attitudes about caffeine in hopes of finding ways to reduce consumption to prevent possible harm.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic nutrition expert Dr. Donald Hensrud about kids and caffeine.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (:52) is in the downloads. Read the script.