As a parent this alarms me, we teach our children what we believe to be right. Then a business feels they can offer children items that were meant for adults. Any business.. It's hard to believe these drinks have yet to be regulated, to keep them out of the hands of our young children. Letting them drink soft-drinks is one thing, but giving them large doses of caffeine is another.
"Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for
children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn't use
the popular products.
The potential harms, caused mostly by too
much caffeine or similar ingredients, include heart palpitations,
seizures, strokes and even sudden death, the authors write in the
medical journal Pediatrics."
We shouldn't penalize any business for selling a legal product, however these businesses need to respect parents and especially school sponsored trips. Giving these drinks to children is a dangerous thing, they dehydrate adults pretty easily so I can only imagine what happens with children. I hope people pay more attention to what businesses allow to be sold to our kids.