Energy Drinks

Families, Food and Fitness October 28, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

Energy Drinks Learning Lesson

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What are energy drinks?
The term energy drinks refers to beverages that contain caffeine in combination with other ingredients such as guarana and other vitamins and minerals. These category of drinks are purported to provide its consumers with extra energy. This term was created by companies in the beverage industry and is not recognized by the United States Food and Drug Administration or the United States Department of Agriculture.

Type of energy drink

New drinks are entering the market all the time. It is nearly impossible to learn specifics about every product, but we CAN understand some of the key ingredients and concerns regarding these beverages.

In this lesson, you will:

  • Learn more about the possible ingredients that energy drinks may contain
  • Learn about the amount of calories in energy drinks
  • Understand the cost of purchasing energy drinks
  • Get some tips relative to the consumption of energy drinks


Lesson Contents
I. Energy Drinks: Introduction
II. Energy Drinks: History
III. Energy Drinks: Contents
IV. Energy Drinks: Examples
V. Energy Drinks: Advice
VI. Energy Drinks: Vitamins and Minerals
VII. Energy Drinks: Calories
VIII. Energy Drinks: Cost
IX. Energy Drinks: Things to Remember
X. Energy Drinks: References


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.