Most kids love fruit juice because it’s sweet and it tastes good. But juice can cause some health problems. Juice can have a lot of calories that are easy to consume very quickly, and so children can gain too much weight if they drink more than one serving a day. Frequent juice drinking can also contribute to tooth decay.
In an updated policy statement published May 22, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:
- No juice before age 1
- For toddlers ages 1-3, up to half a cup per day (4 oz)
- For children ages 4-6, up to three-quarters cup per day (6 oz)
- For children and teens ages 7-18, up to 1 cup per day (8 oz)
- Do not put juice in a sippy cup or bottle that the child carries around
- Offer your child whole fruit, which has both the vitamins and fiber that children need.
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*Article courtesy of American Academy of Pediatrics