15th July 2017

No fruit juice for children under 12 months states new AAP guidelines  

USA: According to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), fruit juice offers “no nutritional benefit” to children under the age of one year. The AAP writes that fruit juice with sugary content is contributing to the increase in the rate of obesity and issues about dental health.

“Parents may perceive fruit juice as healthy, but it is not a good substitute for fresh fruit and just packs in more sugar and calories,” said Dr. Melvin B. Heyman, co-author of the statement. “Small amounts in moderation are fine for older kids, but are absolutely unnecessary for children under one.”

Source: AAP/Consumer Affairs

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