Is coffee bad for kids?
Having too much caffeine can have many negative effects on kids, like putting them in a bad mood, depriving them of sleep and contributing to misbehavior, such as risk-taking and aggression. Coffee can also make some kids feel jittery, nervous and anxious or nauseated.
How much caffeine is too much for kids?
And then there’s the stimulating effect of the caffeine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids aged 12 to 18 consume no more than 100 mg of caffeine per day, which is about the amount in a single 8 oz. cup of brewed coffee.
When can kids start drinking coffee?
There is no recommended right age for children to start consuming coffee. The US FDA recommends speaking to your child’s healthcare provider for advice regarding the consumption of caffeinated beverages (4). Younger children should avoid coffee.
Should children and teenagers avoid coffee to boost energy levels?
It is best for children and teenagers to avoid coffee to boost energy levels. Children ages 5 to 12 need at least 11 hours of sleep per day, and teenagers need nine to 10.