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Juice / Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Wichita Rx Pad for Healthy Habits

Wichita County created this non-pharmaceutical prescription pad as part of their local work on chronic disease prevention during the CPHMC project. This pad incorporates the 5 + 2 + 1 […]

Choosy mothers choose… fruit!

Support policies that seek to reduce the consumption of fruit juice and promote the consumption of whole fruit by toddlers and young children (eg, child care/preschools) already exposed to juices, including through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), provided that those policies do not have negative nutritional consequences (ie, inadequate total calories, absence of any fruit in the diet) for children without access to fresh fruit.”

Reducing Childhood Obesity by Eliminating 100% Fruit Juice

Excessive fruit juice consumption is associated with increased risk for obesity. Moreover, there is recent scientific evidence that sucrose consumption without the corresponding fiber, as is commonly present in fruit juice, is associated with the metabolic syndrome, liver injury, and obesity.