As summer dwindles to an end, our days get a little less carefree and a lot more jam-packed. When schedules get busier, it can become trickier to help children make healthy food and beverage choices – especially on-the-go. Luckily, we’ve put together some tips and back to school recipes to make it easier to incorporate … Continue reading Kick Off The School Year Right With 100% Juice
One hundred percent juice, like all forms of fruits and vegetables, is full of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that a body needs. One of these important antioxidants is lycopene. Lycopene is responsible for the red and pink colors found in tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon, and other foods. In addition to making food colorful, research … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for Lycopene!
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) on juice serving size and answers questions about 100 percent juice in the diet. My kids like to … Continue reading How Much Juice Should Kids Drink? What to Know About Juice & Serving Size
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 … Continue reading Drink Up to Meet Dietary Goals: Five Reasons why Juice Should Be Included in your Routine
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 … Continue reading All Forms Count: The Importance of Fruit & Veggies in your Daily Diet
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 … Continue reading Happy National Nutrition Month! Enjoy a Serving of Health Tips & Tricks to Celebrate
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 … Continue reading Small Changes, Big Results: How to Sip Smart with 100% Juice
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. … Continue reading Summertime Sippin’: Quench Your Thirst With These Delicious Drink Recipes
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 … Continue reading Summer Snacking: Keep Your Cool with These Sweet Treats
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 … Continue reading See the Science! What Research Says about Juice and Nutrition
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 … Continue reading Eat Healthy and Keep your Budget in Check – 100% Juice Can Help!
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? … Continue reading Keep Smiling: The Real Deal on Juice & Oral Health
By Diane Welland MS, RD Let’s face it, most of us can all use a little more fruits and vegetables in our lives. According to recent US consumption data more than 80% of Americans do not meet the 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit per day recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and for … Continue reading Five Super Easy Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet