Can the Juice!

If your kids drink too much sweet stuff, they will miss essential nutrients--and put on pounds

Where would parents be without fruit juice? It tastes great, is full of vitamin C and helps children meet at least some of their daily nutritional fruit requirement. But kids these days seem to be grabbing a good thing and drinking way too much of it. Last week, for the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics set limits on the amount of juice kids should consume. The group acted after reviewing evidence that juices are displacing other nutritious foods and may be contributing to an epidemic of obesity.

The strictest rules affect the youngest infants. "There is no reason...

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