Manatee County, Fla. Schools Consider Banning Energy Drinks

July 23, 2012

The Manatee County, Fla. school board will consider a district-wide ban on students bringing energy drinks to school, a move that would add the beverages to the list of contraband that includes pocketknives, cigarettes and pornography, according to The Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Fla. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: Whether or not schools regulate energy drinks, vending and refreshment service operators should be careful about making these products available to children. Vending and refreshment service operators should not wait for government to require them to refrain from making products associated with health risks available to children. 07-23-12 By Elliot Maras