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Are energy drinks dangerous for children?

Duration: 01:28

A government school meals advisor's says the amount of sugar and caffeine in energy drinks can seriously damage children's concentration and health. In this 90-second summary pupils from Burnage Media Arts College in Manchester share their experiences of the drinks, John Vincent who is behind "The School Food Plan" says there is an urgent need for the government to look into the harm they cause, Gavin Partington from the British Soft Drinks Association feels increased awareness is a positive step and college tutor Fran called in to say they can "exacerbate" existing behavioural problems.

Available since: Mon 20 Jan 2014

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5 live Breakfast Your Call, 20/01/2014

How do we get kids off energy drinks?

First broadcast: 20 Jan 2014

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