[06 August/Food Navigator] The Scottish government has announced a ban on sales of high-energy drinks to under-16s in publicly funded leisure centres across the country. Any soft drinks with an added caffeine content of more than 10mg per litre cannot be sold to those under 16. The government stated that this was in recognition that consumption of energy drinks is of significant concern to parents, healthcare professionals and young people. The move by the Scottish government comes as part of a wider move to eventually ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16’s in all retail outlets a move taken earlier this year by the UK government for children under 16 in England.