Candy Affecting Our Grades


Olivia Beaton, Staff Writer

Does Candy Help Us (kids) Learn better?

We have all probably gotten candy, whether it was Jolly Ranchers from our teachers or friends, or something else. We would trade colors, (blue usually being the favorite) You pop one into your mouth, not thinking about how much this affects your academic life.

One reason that candy is so popular is that some of our parents don’t let us have candy at home; consequently, when we are at school, it is natural for us to want to eat something that we aren’t allowed to have. They may have a good reason for this. Even the Harvard Medical School quotes, “Over the course of the 15-year study, people who got 17% to 21% of their calories from added sugar had a 38% higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who consumed 8% of their calories as added sugar.” 

Nonetheless, the process of giving out candy is supposed to be a reward, adding some fun to a student’s long day. Unfortunately, it can also become a distraction for the kids when it becomes more of a game, negatively impacting their academic life. It might just be a matter of opinion. Do you think that candy has a big impact on students’ grades and academic life, or do you think that the two have nothing to do with each other?