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How Much Juice Should Kids Drink? What to Know About Juice & Serving Size

06.22.17

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Selecting beverages for your children can be tricky. What should they be drinking and how much should they drink? Dr. Lisa Thornton, pediatrician and mother, breaks down new juice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and answers questions about 100 percent juice in the diet. My kids like to drink juice, but I don’t know how much to serve them. Do you have any suggestions? Like the whole fruit it is squeezed from, 100 percent juice is both delicious an...

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Drink Up to Meet Dietary Goals: Five Reasons why Juice Should Be Included in your Routine

05.18.17

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Whether we’re reminded of enjoying a glass of OJ before catching the school bus or sipping a box of apple juice at recess, many of us associate drinking juice with fond childhood memories. However, consumers today are often faced with mixed messages regarding juice and how it affects our health. Although the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recognize 100% juice as a nutrient equivalent of fruit, some parents are still hesitant about serving juice to their family. Here’s the truth: Nearly 80% ...

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All Forms Count: The Importance of Fruit & Veggies in your Daily Diet

05.09.17

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Most of us are aware that fruit and vegetables are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. However, did you know that there are multiple ways to snag those important nutrients? Contrary to what you may have heard, grabbing your daily dose doesn’t have to be limited to whole fruit. In fact, all forms of fruit can satisfy your needs – fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100 percent juice. Let’s take a quick peek at the facts. Nearly 75% of Americans do not get the recommended servings ...

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Happy National Nutrition Month! Enjoy a Serving of Health Tips & Tricks to Celebrate

03.14.17

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March is National Nutrition Month, a friendly reminder from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to get back to the basics of eating smart. Plus, it's the perfect time to recognize registered dietitian nutritionists as the go-to experts on keeping up those healthy habits. The Academy has some great resources to help you create the right eating style, find physical activities, cook smarter at home, and more in their Learn More

Small Changes, Big Results: How to Sip Smart with 100% Juice

01.13.17

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Successful resolutions are all about making small but meaningful changes. Aiming to eat healthier? Switching up your beverage choices can be a simple way to get started – and MyPlate has some great recommendations! Grape soda lover? You can get that same delicious taste while decreasing the calorie count AND removing all added sugars by switching to 100% grape juice and a splash of club soda. While you have the grape juice out, why not whip up our kid-fr...

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Summertime Sippin’: Quench Your Thirst With These Delicious Drink Recipes

07.19.16

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Craving a cool refreshment? In addition to great taste, these 100% juice-infused drink recipes are also a sneaky way to help meet your recommended daily number of servings of fruits. Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet smoothie or a creative cocktail, there’s a good chance we may have just what you’re looking for. Plus, by adding 100% juice to your summer refreshments, you’ll benefit from the important vitamins and minerals without sacrificing taste. Bottoms up!
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Summer Snacking: Keep Your Cool with These Sweet Treats

05.26.16

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Looking for a delicious way to beat the heat this summer? You’re in luck! We’ve got an assortment of tasty treats for you to enjoy while lounging poolside. Preparing a snack with 100% juice is an easy way to add important vitamins and minerals without even thinking about it. From sorbet to smoothies, one of these just may become a new family favorite! 1. Ruby Red Grapefruit Sorbet Only requiring a few key in...

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See the Science! What Research Says about Juice and Nutrition

04.27.16

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Did you know that nearly 80% of Americans do not get the recommended servings of fruit in their diet? One hundred percent fruit juice can be the perfect supplement to help reach fruit goals. Recent peer-reviewed research proves the impact fruit juice can have on health and nutrition. Let’s look at the studies:   Kids who drink juice have better quality diets and nutrient intakes Study: Learn More

Eat Healthy and Keep your Budget in Check – 100% Juice Can Help!

03.29.16

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By Diane Welland MS, RD Eating more fruits and vegetables doesn’t have to break the bank – especially if you include 100% juice in your pantry.  A new cost analysis study conducted by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) showed that if you make smart choices it doesn’t cost much to meet the 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables recommended by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).The recent ERS data revealed that by including 100% juice, along with fresh, frozen...

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Keep Smiling: The Real Deal on Juice & Oral Health

02.26.16

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a national observance that promotes the benefits of good oral hygiene to children. Looking for the facts on juice and maintaining healthy teeth? Diane Welland, registered dietitian and mother of three, has the information you are looking for! Q: Will drinking fruit juice negatively impact my children’s teeth? A: Claims that fruit juice causes caries in young children...

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