HEALTH UPDATE: New Guidelines for Children and Juice

posted by Mindy - 

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just come out with some new guidelines on fruit juices, the first changes they’ve made with regards to juice in 16 years. 

As for other juice recommendations: 

Ages one to four – Kids should get one cup of fruit each day, with up to four ounces of that coming from 100 percent fruit juice. The juice shouldn’t be put in sippy cups though since that can lead to cavities since they suck on the cups with their gums.

Ages four to six – Again, parents are encouraged to give their kids whole fruit, but if they have juice it should be limited to four to six ounces a day. 

Ages seven to 18 – Children in this age rage should eat two to two-and-a-half cups of fruit per day, and juices should be limited to only one of those servings, and can be a up to eight ounces.

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