The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
expert backs moves for ban
A leading figure from the world of child dentistry has thrown her weight behind The Courier’s campaign to ban caffeine-filled energy drinks from Tayside and Fife schools.
Dr Nicola Innes, professor of paediatric dentistry at Dundee University’s school of dentistry, believes measures have to be taken to improve general and oral health.
She said: “We support the steps being taken to ban these energy drinks at schools in Scotland.
“Obviously, it is not just the caffeine content which is a concern.
“For example, one particular can of popular energy drink contains 15.6g of sugar per 100ml. That works out as 20 teaspoons of sugar in each can.”