No energy drinks for children and teens
“Sports drinks are not “nutrient-dense” choices; they provide added sugars and little else. Furthermore, they displace a food choice that could be more “nutrient-dense.”
The assessment of nutritionist Théa Demmers in Concordia’s PERFORM Centre is directly in line with The Canadian Paediatric Society’s views on energy or sports drinks. The professional organization has released a statement warning of the health risks to children and teens of consuming sports or energy drinks. It also calls for a halt to marketing that targets young consumers.
Demmers an offer suggestions of healthy alternatives for supporting athletic performance and optimal growth in kids and teens.
Théa Demmers, Nutrition Suite Supervisor, PERFORM Centre
514-848-2424 ext. 4018