How can your sweetie be a sugar-monster?


Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will they only drink milk if it is chocolate?
  • Do they scream or throw a tantrum when you say “no” to sweets or soda?
  • They will only eat sweet things for breakfast like sugar-coated cereal, Pop Tarts, or waffles smothered in syrup?
  • Getting to dessert is the only reason they eat their dinner?
  • You often let them have a sweet if it will avoid their screaming and crying?


Sugar is everywhere in the modern American child’s diet -including mainstays such as yogurt, juice, chocolate milk, cereals, soda, energy drinks, and fast-food burgers and nuggets, let alone candy and cookies.  If you don’t get your kid off of sugar now, they’ll have a lifetime of health problems.

BeatSugarBEAT SUGAR ADDICTION NOW! FOR KIDS gives parents a proven 5-step plan for getting and keeping kids off sugar. Bestselling author and noted physician Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and pediatric nutrition specialist Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D., give parents a toolkit for avoiding the common pitfalls such as guilt and temper tantrums, managing the 5-step process successfully on a day-to-day basis, and getting their child emotionally, as well as physically, unhooked from sugary drinks, breakfast foods, snacks, and desserts, as well as the “hidden” sugars in foods.

High sugar consumption in kids has been linked to numerous health problems including obesity, diabetes, ADHD, temper tantrums and mood swings, and poor performance in school but that can all end. BEAT SUGAR ADDICTION NOW! FOR KIDS is the answer for breaking the cycle and getting kids on a healthy track for life.

About the Authors

Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D., is a pediatric nutritionist and has worked in the field of nutrition for more than 20 years at institutions that include Cornell, Columbia, Tufts, and Yale. Her doctoral work focused on the impact of sugar and carbohydrates on brain and behavior. She has also worked in the field of childhood obesity as associate director of nutrition at Yale’s Prevention Research Center. She currently has a patent pending for a healthy meal delivery system and is the CEO and founder of Build Healthy Kids ( Dr. Kennedy has worked with noted physicians Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. David Katz. She resides in Guilford, CT.

 Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is one of the leading integrative physicians in the country. He is Medical Director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and author of the best-selling books Beat Sugar Addiction Now! , Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook, and From Fatigued to Fantastic. An expert on the relationship between sugar and chronic illness, he is frequently featured in various media including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah & Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz. He resides in Kailua Kona, HI. Visit him online at