Sugar Fix

Anna Maxted curtails her kids’ sugar intake and observes their change in behavior:

“In this transitional week of less sugar, there is the usual bickering, but I wonder if it’s mostly habit. The children have grumpy moments, but there is definitely less ferocity and zigzagging moods. Nor are there any full-on fights. A lower-key balloon game replaces WWE. Possibly, they just have less energy. They’re still eating added sugar in yogurts, and fruit sugars in fruit and juice. I refuse to dissuade them from eating bananas. Even sugar is healthier than neuroticism around food.”