Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids02/27/12
(HealthDay News) -- While sugary fruit juices may be a favorite
for kids, too much can lead to obesity and tooth decay, the
American Academy of Pediatrics says.
The academy offers these recommendations for fruit juice in
- Children younger than 6 months shouldn't have any fruit
- Children 1 to 6 years old should have no more than 4 to 6
ounces of juice a day. Whole fruits offer better nutritional
benefits, fiber and nutrients.
- Children 7 to 18 years old should have no more than 8 to 12
ounces of juice daily.
- Encourage children to drink more water and low-fat milk.
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