The graphic, Nursing Your Sweet Tooth, is an excellent resource to use when teaching about health and nutrition. It shows how sugar consumption has increased from 1820 to 2012. Although the American Heart Association recommends no more than 9.5 teaspoons a day, the average child consumes 32 teaspoons a day. You know the biggest culprit—soft drinks, which are followed in sugar intensity by candy and sugar, cakes, cookies, pies, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, milk and some grains. It’s a fascinating graphic and includes links to reference sites for the information provided. As educators, we know what happens to children in our classes after Halloween and Easter, but it is evident that sugar consumption may be a linked to problems year-round. Some of these include: obesity, depression, headaches, fatigue, nervous tension, acne, and violent behavior. etc.