Does Sugar Make Kids Hyperactive? (Special Halloween Episode!)

Ah, the age old debate: “does sugar make kids hyperactive?”


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Sciutto, M.J. (2015) ADHD Knowledge, Misconceptions, and Treatment Acceptability. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19(2), 91-98. doi: 10.1177/1087054713493316

Hoover, D. W., & Milich, R. (1994). Effects of sugar ingestion expectancies on mother-child interactions. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 22, 501-515. doi:10.1007/BF02168088

SPECIAL THANKS to Rachelle LeDuc and Patrick LaCount for contributing the research for this episode!

And thanks to Pnospric who busted another myth in the comments section by pointing out poisoned candy isn’t actually a thing, either —

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