Halloween is any kid's favorite time of the year because they what's going to happen, their parents know what happens, we know what happens. It's the only night of the year where you get to have as much candy as your body is physically capable of ingesting. Kids may love this, but parents know that where there is sugar there is an uncontainable explosion of the sugar rush that follows.
|Buddy: "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups:|
candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup."
Hoover and Millich conducted a study in 1994 related to this. The study was fairly simple, they gathered a bunch of mothers who claimed that their kids were particularly sensitive to sugar and told them all that they were going to give the kids sugar. One group received sugar and the other group received aspartame as a placebo. Interestingly, only the more strict mothers reported hyper behaviour in their kids. So it doesn't seem as though sugar has a direct effect on the temperament of kids.
Posted by: Hargun Khanna (Week 5)