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Expert Testimony: Dr. Kelly Pritchett

Kelly Pritchett, PhD is a registered dietician and a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She teaches Sports Nutrition at Central Washington University and is an authority in her field, having lent her expert opinions to such widely read publications as U.S. News & World Report, Women’s Health, and Teen Vogue, among others. Dr. Pritchett is a […]

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Infographic: The Hidden Truth About Energy Drinks

Fact: energy drinks are not as safe as sports drinks, or even coffee. With multiple caffeine sources, truckloads of sugar, and untested ingredients like taurine and guarana, it’s no wonder thousands of people—mostly kids and teens—wind up in the hospital or worse after downing energy drinks. Here is what the industry DOESN’T want you to know. Copy and Paste […]

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Caffeine Casualty: Alex Morris

By Monster’s standards, 19-year-old Alex Morris consumed its signature drink “responsibly.” According to his mother, Morris drank between two and three Monster Energy drinks a day. That’s 320-480 mg of caffeine, or the equivalent of 8-12 Cokes. Sound like a lot? Not according to Monster warning labels, which read, “CONSUME RESPONSIBLY: LIMIT 3 CANS PER DAY.” […]

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Expert Testimony: Dr. Kathleen Miller

Kathleen Miller is a Senior Research Scientist at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Miller’s current research focuses on alcohol mixed with energy drink use, and problem behaviors like sexual risk-taking and interpersonal aggression. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, including “Wired: Energy drinks, jock identity, masculine norms, and risk-taking,” “Energy […]

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Expert Testimony: Dr. Lauri Wright

Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD is a public health specialist and a professor in the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida. She was president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013, and currently serves on the board of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and […]

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Caffeine Casualty: Anais Fournier

Like a lot of 14-year-olds, Anais Fournier of Hagerstown, Maryland enjoyed reading vampire novels, watching chick flicks, and hanging out at the mall. She had a boyfriend, a twin brother, a little sister. She was an honor student and an organ donor. Tragically, like a staggering 30-50% of her peers, Anais also enjoyed energy drinks. […]

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Petition to Regulate Energy Drink Sale to Children

Petition to regulate energy drinks

To defend America’s youth from the rising threat of energy drinks, today we launched an official petition at WhiteHouse.gov calling for more federal regulation of the way energy drink companies market and sell highly caffeinated beverages to minors. Sign The Petition Why We Launched This Petition This petition could save lives. The American Academy of […]

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