Grocery store stops sale of energy drinks to children

The local grocery store My Grocery store in Daugård have taken the matter into their own hands against sales of energy drinks to children. - It is our own inv

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
28 January 2020 Tuesday 11:00
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Grocery store stops sale of energy drinks to children

The local grocery store My Grocery store in Daugård have taken the matter into their own hands against sales of energy drinks to children.

- It is our own invention so to speak, tells Allan Kring, Carsten, who is the owner of the store, to Ekstra Bladet.

the Merchant, which is close to Vejle, among other things, put signs up at the mouthwatering drink with a warning about age restriction.

'an Age restriction. Least 16 years of age by the purchase of energy drinks. ID is requested at the checkout,' says on the signs.

The following lookups from the købmandsbutikkens Facebook page.

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Allan Kring Bülow says that the initiative comes against the backdrop of a request from a father in the city.

- There was a specific request from a father with children in the 10-12-year-aged, who noticed that the kids bought energy drinks with us, he says.

- He asked if we could do something about it, so we went ahead with.

The young people themselves have not yet expressed dissatisfaction despite the ban.

- There have not been any acidic mines. They usually just buy a Faxe (Condition, red.) instead, says Allan Kring Bülow.

the Advert on the Facebook are met with many positive reactions.

'very nice, to the local grocery store is to take responsibility for children and young people', among other things, the one who writes.

'Good initiative - greeting a dental hygienist, who usually experience many young people with acid injuries to the teeth', writes another.

judging from the ratings, it is perhaps a very good idea purely with regard to their health.

In 2015 sent the Fda a study that could conclude that energy drinks are not for children.

Here reads it, that children have too easy to take too much caffeine.

'It can lead to, that the children will find it difficult to sleep, get heart palpitations, being irritable, nervous or anxious. But children should not drink energy drinks', writes the Danish agency among others in the study.

Also hjerteforeningen have been after the sukkerrige drink.

They have also placed emphasis on how children are extra sensitive to koffeinen, but also to people with heart problems should be wary.

'Research also shows that people who are genetically predisposed for heart problems may have a higher risk of cardiac arrest if they drink energy drinks', writes the association.

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Allan Kring, Carsten is self-employed and owner of My Grocery store, and can therefore regulate the sale of energy drinks.

the Fda votes to Ekstra Bladet.

'We have no rules regarding age limits for the sale of energy drinks, as f.ex. Health and Ældreministeriets ban on the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 16', they write.

'the Introduction of a 'voluntary' age is thus not in conflict with the rules of the According to the territory', they add.

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