Okay I get the Parents magazine in the mail. I have been reading thru the articles for the past couple of days - when I get the chance.
This article is about totally outdated myths.
Myth - Giving kids sugar makes them hyper.
11% of M.D's believed it - 5% weren't sure
It says FACT:
More than a dozen studies have shown that when you give kids high substitute, there's no difference in their behavior. Still, parents have a hard time believing this one - probably because we've all seen what happens to kids after eating cake and ice cream at birthday parties. But it's more likely that the party itself, not the treats, has your kid bouncing off the wall, says Dr. Adesman. It's also a matter of perception: In one study, parents who were told their kids had been given a sugary beverage (when in fact they hadn't) were more apt to report misbehavior.
What do you think?
Answer by jenellemarie at 12:21 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
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Answer by BlacksheepSati at 8:02 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
My personal experience and based on the doctors I have worked with (we specialized in working with kids with behavior issues).....yes and no. Sugar can give you a temporary boost. But while you get an energy boost you also crash very hard. Generally the rule was about thirty minutes after eating candy or cookies you get that sugar high or energy boost. It last for about thirty minutes as well. If your child ate candy at a school party but was still wired by the time they got home and ready for bed - not a sugar high. Lots of parents I worked with would blame behavior at home on candy or junk they may have had at school. Well, nice theory but unlikely. Sugar can make some issues worse but generally is not going to cause a child to go wild. Now if a child has a sensitivity to dies and certain types of foods...then that is possible.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:39 AM on Sep. 27, 2010