Kids need food

Advocating a healthier, low-sugar diet for kids, Sarah Wilson writes:

“Kids need food every 3-4 hours. Kids need to eat regularly to maintain a blood glucose concentration high enough to support the activity of their brain and nervous system. The brain is the chief glucose consumer, and while a child’s brain is as big as an adult’s, it’s the liver – responsible for storing glucose and releasing it into the blood – that is far smaller in a child and only has the capacity to store around four hours worth of glucose at a time.” (p.16)

Sarah Wilson I quit sugar kids cookbook

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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