We’ve all heard that diets with an excess of sugar can eventually lead to diabetes, obesity, and heart health issues. But did you know a diet high in sugar can have a negative impact on a child’s brain development and functioning, and can cause difficulties with emotional regulation?

Though natural sugars are necessary for your child’s growth and development, it’s the added sugars in the diet that can cause problems. For more on this important topic take a look at this article from The Conversation that includes an informative video.

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