This article examines the scenario of a 5th grader who loves to drink energy drinks. Although he didn't think they were bad for him, and his parents bought them by the case, he started to experience headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Eventually he had to be rushed to the hospital for caffeine poisoning and dehydration. Included are discussion questions, facts, and tips you can use to talk to your mentee about energy drinks.
Food and Nutrition
This section of the website provides articles and resources for helping your mentee learn to recognize food and drink that are healthy for them, and those that are not. Check back for more in-depth information on this topic soon. Meanwhile, here are some great online resources:
This website offers sections for parents, children, and teen audiences with tips on all aspects of health, including food and nutrition.
This is the website of the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Visit the section on Nutrition for Kids and Teens to find a series of helpful articles.