Weighing the Facts – New Study on Juice and Blood Pressure Claims Unproven


New Study on Juice and Blood Pressure Claims Unproven With a new study about health and nutrition released in the media every day, deciding what to eat and feed your family can be confusing!  Recently, a study suggesting that regularly drinking fruit juice could raise blood pressure has gotten a bit of media attention. First, let’s look at a few key facts about fruit juice and why it is an important part of the diet:
  • Several studies show people who drink 100...

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FDOC Response Letter to Dr. Oz


We watched the Dr. Oz Show on April 1st and along with our friends at the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) noticed a few elements of the segment on orange juice that we considered misleading. FDOC has responded to the Dr. Oz Show with a response letter which you can find here. One hundred percent orange juice has been a nutritious family favorite for generations. If you want more information about how it gets from th...

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Food Navigator: “Juice Products Association: Yes, fruit juice contains sugar… but let’s stop comparing it with soda”


For a recent article in Food Navigator, our registered dietitian, Diane Welland was asked about 100 percent fruit juice and how it fits into a healthy diet. You can view her response and excerpts from her interview here: Juice Products Association: Yes, fruit juice co...

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March is National Nutrition Month ®


March celebrates National Nutrition Month® from our friends over at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This year the chosen theme is ”Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” which encourages people to eat healthy meals that they enjoy! Some more information about National Nutrition Month can be found in the AND press release and video below. Check out our Recipe Page for recipes that w...

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Proposed Food Labeling Changes


Confused about food labeling? You’ve likely seen the announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed changes that we’ll see popping up on our food labels. What does it mean? Our diets have changed since the nutritional panels were introduced about 20 years ago so the FDA has decided to require updated labeling on packages to reflect these dietary changes. Announcing these changes are the first step, they will then need to be approved and it might take ...

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The Truth About 100% Juice and Sugar


Can something that tastes as good as 100 percent fruit juice be good for you? Research shows it is! More than just sugar and calories – 100 percent juice is a healthful, nutrient dense beverage. It also contains beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (plant compounds).  In fact, research shows that children and teens who drink 100 percent juice have higher than usual intakes of important nutrients including vitamins A and C, folate, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and calciu...

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Juice Processing Industry Will Closely Review Proposed FDA Action Level for Arsenic in Apple Juice


Juice Products Association Says FDA Findings Reaffirm the Safety of Apple Juice

WASHINGTON, DC (July 12, 2013) – The results of tests for arsenic levels in apple juice that were released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) validate the industry’s own findings that apple juice is safe, according to the Juice Products Association (JPA), the trade organization for the juice processing industry.  Responding to the FDA’s proposed new limit of 10 parts per bill...

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Juice Industry Supports American Academy of Pediatrics and USDA Guidelines for 100 Percent Fruit Juice Consumption


WASHINGTON, DC (May 2012)—The members of the Juice Products Association support dietary guidelines for the consumption of 100 percent fruit juice that are recommended by leading health and nutritional authorities including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture  in its USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. One-hundred-percent fruit juice is a nu...

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The Facts About 100% Fruit Juice and Proper Nutrition


If you're confused about 100% fruit juice nutrition and where juice fits into a healthy diet, we've compiled the latest science and expert advice to answer all of your questions. Does fruit juice contribute to obesity? One hundred percent juices contain no added sugars, and current scientific evidence does not support a relationship between being overweight and juice consumption. 1 2  Further, scientific evidence strongly maintains the nutritional bene...

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Drinking 100 Percent Fruit Juice Is Associated With Improved Diet Quality In Children


New research shows children and teens who drink 100 percent juice have higher intakes of key nutrients compared to non-consumers

ANAHEIM, CA (April 26, 2010) – Consumption of 100 percent fruit juice is closely linked to improved nutrient intake and overall diet quality in children and teens, according to new research presented yesterday at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2010 meeting. Two new studies from researchers at the Louisiana State...

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