Clinical inquiries. When is it OK for children to start drinking fruit juice?

Mark Stephens, Meaghan P. Keville, Nathanael E. Hathaway, Susan K. Kendall

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Children should be at least 6 months of age and parents should provide only 100% fruit juice in a cup (not a bottle). Intake should be limited to 4 to 6 oz a day until 12 months of age. It's important to reiterate to parents that breastfeeding is the preferred source of infant nutrition for the first 6 (preferably 12) months of life. Sugar-sweetened fruit drinks have been linked to excess weight gain and obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages provide little nutritional benefit to children and should be restricted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Journal of family practice
Volume58
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Clinical inquiries. When is it OK for children to start drinking fruit juice?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this