The Truth About Energy Drinks
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2010, 2100, 3000, 3070, 3100; Level 2
This continuing education course explores the increasing presence of energy drinks and shots in the marketplace; the potential consequences of overconsumption, especially in combination with alcohol; labeling issues; and the misconceptions about these products’ function and efficacy.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the October 2013 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Densie Webb, PhD, RD, is a freelance writer, editor, and industry consultant based in Austin, Texas.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Explain the difference between energy beverages and sports drinks.
- Identify the most common ingredients found in energy drinks and shots.
- Learn what a toxic dose of caffeine is for adults.
- Distinguish a safe limit of caffeine for children, adolescents, and adults.
- Identify the symptoms of caffeine toxicity.
- Evaluate the risks of combining energy drinks with alcohol.
- 2.00 CDR