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AAP: Fruit juice should not be given to children younger than 1 year

May 22, 2017

Due to its high sugar and calorie content, in addition to its lack of protein and fiber, fruit juice should not be given to infants younger than 1 year, according to a joint AAP policy statement from the Committee on Nutrition and the Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

“Children and adolescents continue to be the highest consumers of juice and juice drinks,” Melvin B. Heyman, MD, FAAP, from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of California, and Steven A. Abrams, MD, FAAP, from the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Pediatric Research Institute, wrote. “Unfortunately, children 2 to 18 years of age consume nearly half of their fruit intake as juice, which lacks dietary fiber and predisposes to excessive calorie intake.”

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