Nutrition Q & A
Does Sugar Make Kids Hyperactive?
There's no scientific evidence to support any link between eating sugary foods and hyperactivity. Even so, many parents and other caregivers seem reluctant to give up this idea. Kids are much more likely to be "wired up" as a result of a combination of games, snacks and playing with friends. In this case, sugar has been wrongly accused as a cause of hyperactivity.
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