Teachers in Great Britain want to prevent their students from drinking energy drinks, as they are concerned about the health effects these beverages might have on them. Therefore, they are seeking to ban the sale of these drinks to teenagers under 16. The drinks are high in sugar and caffeine, and might cause the children to experience palpitations and headaches.
Energy drinks make children hyperactive, as they contain too much caffeine
British teachers want their students to be healthy, so they thought that banning energy drinks was one of the best decisions they could take. The biggest teaching union in the country, NASUWT, discovered that these drinks were dangerously easy to purchase. They investigated and discovered that kids can buy them for less money than water or soda. Moreover, they make them hyperactive, affecting their behavior in the classroom.
A report discovered that about one in four youngsters regularly consumes energy drinks, which are often sold in batches of four for small prices. Only one can contains around 160 mg of caffeine, while the recommended dose for a preteen is of 105 mg per day.
The beverage can affect the health of preteens
Teachers have already started reporting that their students weren’t on their best behavior after consuming energy drinks. Also, banning them among young teens would be better for their health as well. Most of the time, they are not aware of the fact that these drinks actually contain too many stimulants.
Such a move was actually necessary in the UK. Here, people consume more energy drinks than in all the other European countries, and the energy drink consumption and purchase has increased over the past ten years. The British Soft Drinks Association said they found the beverages safe even for young people, but they still come with a lot of risks.
Now, the teaching union is trying to restrict the sale of these drinks, and make them less accessible. It’s not enough for them to be banned in schools, as the government needs to intervene on a national scale.
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