12 Surprising Scientific Facts About Kids & Sugar

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At birthday parties, Halloween, or as a lunch treat, candy tends to be a part of the kid diet. And a child's sugar intake doesn't come from candy alone. Between breakfast foods and drinks, sugar is hidden in many daily dishes, and the kids consume them all.

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And you've probably heard plenty of debate on the playground -- maybe even been involved in a tussle or two. Does sugar make our kids hyper? Is it just a part of a normal childhood? Good news: scientists have dug into the story behind sugar to help moms make the tough choices about how much is too much, and we've waded through them all.

Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly about kids and sugar.

kids and sugar guide for moms

Do you believe #7? Does sugar really do that?

 

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