Some schools seek to limit energy drinks

July 27, 2009
Concerns raised about healthfulness of caffeine-laden beverages

From The Boston Globe: With consumers gulping caffeine-laden energy drinks in record numbers, some school officials in Massachusetts are taking steps to curtail use by schoolchildren of the popular high-octane beverages. In June, the Dudley-Charlton School Committee, which serves two communities south of Worcester, banned the energy beverages, becoming apparently the first in the state to prohibit the drinks at middle schools and middle school-sponsored activities. And this month, King Philip Regional School District, which includes the towns of Plainville, Wrentham, and Norfolk, decided to rewrite the middle school student handbook to discourage consumption of the drinks.

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