AUS: School bans energy drinks - report
More concerns have been raised over energy drinks consumption among children
A school in Australia has banned its pupils from consuming energy drinks, according to reports.
Park Ride High in Logan, near Brisbane, has stopped its pupils from bringing the drinks on its grounds over claims excessive amounts are having a damaging effect, The Australian reported last week. Matt O'Hanlon, the principal of nearby Beenleigh High School, was quoted as saying: "I think too many kids are using energy drinks in the mornings."
Australian Beverages Council CEO, Geoff Parker, said the group was against "hard bans", but backed restrictions on certain products to schools, it was reported.
"For example, the Beverages Council recommends that full kilojoule options shouldn't be made available in primary schools and energy drinks shouldn't be made available in primary nor secondary schools," he said.
Late last year, the New South Wales Government launched a study into the effects of mixing energy drinks and alcohol over health fears.
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