Poor mood stimulates the eating of comfort foods such as chocolate. The attitudes to chocolate are of two separate types [b98]. The first factor is called craving and is associated with a prominent preoccupation with chocolate and eating it compulsively which mostly occurs when under emotional stress, suggesting a link between negative mood and an intense desire to consume chocolate [b99]. The association between chocolate craving and consumption under emotional stress was shown in one study. The subjects had to listen to background music inducing a happy or sad mood, and chocolate intake was increased by the sound of the sad music [b98].
Provide opportunities for students to interact with their peers. It will help promote a positive classroom environment. Talking about things other than schoolwork (a.k.a. getting social) makes students happy. Give students a few minutes each day to communicate with their classmates. 153554b96e