The Scary Truth about Halloween:
How to Sugar Proof your Kids!
Sugar and sweeteners can impair our children’s intelligence,
mood and physical development.
Sugar Proof YOUR holidays!
Dr Michael Goran and Dr Nicole Avena are both experts on the effects of sugar on the developing brain. Did you know that sugar can affect a children’s neurological development from womb to adulthood onwards? These world renown psychologists will explain how sugar can impair intelligence, memory, mood and predispose a child to addictive eating as well as other addictive behaviours.
In this Q and A, we will also discover some techniques and strategies on how to curb a child’s appetite for sugar. If it is possible to eat sugar safely, these specialists can tell you how to sweet proof your family life, esp. in light of the upcoming food holidays like Halloween, Christmas and Easter early next year.
Dr Michael Goran is a childhood nutritional expert. He works as a Professor of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine at the U of Southern California. He is the program chair for Diabetes and Obesity at the Saban Research Institute and he holds the Atkins Endowed Chair in childhood Obesity and Diabetes. He has worked for more than 3o years covering such research areas such as Maternal-Infant nutrition, how the developmental programming of obesity occurs, and the ethnic disparities in obesity and obesity related diseases.
Dr Goran is the co author (with Emily Ventura) of “Sugar Proof: How Sugar Puts Your Kids at risk of Hyperactivity, Tantrums Digestive Troubles and Learning Problems and More- And What You Can Do About It.”
Dr. Nicole Avena a research neuroscientist, author and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction received a Phd.D in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a post doctoral fellowship in molecular biology at the Rockefeller University in New York City. She regularly appears on TV and radio and speaks at universities, government agencies, schools about her research on food, addiction and nutrition through the life span. As a mother of a 10 year old daughter, she has a keen interest in the nutritional needs of infants and toddlers.
Dr. Nicole Avena has authored a number of books such as:
- What to Eat When You’re Pregnant
- Hedonic Eating: How the Pleasure of Food Affects our Brains and Behavior
- Why Diets Fail: Science Explains How to End Cravings, Lose Weight, and Get Healthy
- What to Feed Your Babies and Toddler: A month by Month Guide to Support Your Childs’ Health and Development