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Energy Drinks: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 145870, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to increase awareness of the health effects of highly caffeinated drinks on children.

Answered on

31 March 2022

Manufacturers must label all drinks, except tea and coffee, containing over 150 milligrams of caffeine per litre as ‘high caffeine content. Not recommended for children or pregnant or breast-feeding women’. The Government recommends that children or other people sensitive to caffeine should only consume caffeine in moderation.