Sugar Babies

A story that illustrates well the ways diet can influence children’s behavior. The author’s honesty and her willingness to rethink her own actions are what makes this blog post a standout.

The transformation happened in mere minutes. My 3-year-old nephew listed against me as we stood in a chilly, wet schoolyard, waiting for his 8-year-old sister. He popped the hood on his raincoat, rubbed his eyes, and lethargically complained about the cold.

When my niece emerged from her classroom, she handed her brother a sweet treat. One dark chocolate granola bar later, my nephew practically flew on the walk home, a textbook example of a “sugar rush” in action.