American Academy Of Pediatrics Slams Energy Drinks For Children

June 1, 2011

Young children and teens should avoid energy drinks entirely, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report issued Monday, and routine consumption of sports drinks should be limited or eliminated, according to 

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Editor’s Insight: This report from the American Academy of Pediatrics got a fair amount of play from the consumer media.

Vending operators who sell energy drinks need to address this concern. Vending operators should have formal policies about where they sell energy drinks.

Another news item in today’s VendingMarketWatch reports that most voters are willing to pay more for food if a portion of the increase is used to support food safety.

By now, vending operators should be aware that they must be health and fitness advocates. 06-01-11 by Elliot Maras