Diet drinks aren’t saving kids any calories. In a recent study of 7,000 children, researchers found no difference in total daily calorie intake between kids that drink low-calorie beverages (such as diet sodas) and the ones who drink full sugar versions. The diet drinkers make up those calories someplace else. KIDS who drink WATER take up to 450 fewer calories a day. Not to mention the improvement of dental health and avoidance of long-term risks of fake sugars.

Energy Drink use is on the rise! Studies show more and more teens are turning to energy drinks to give them a caffeine boost. But beware, too much caffeine, over 400mg a day, can cause heart problems and arrhythmias.

Sarah Caudle, PA-C