American Academy of Pediatrics Recently Updated Fruit Juice Recommendations

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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.

For more complete update, visit http://dnr.vnr1.com/2017/03/ 20/aap_fruitjuice/

*Article courtesy of American Academy of Pediatrics

 



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