Replacing Juice with Fruit: Nutrition and Economic Effects

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Substituting 100% fruit juice with fresh fruit in children’s diets reduced calories and increased fiber — but increased diet costs. Replacement of fruit juice with canned fruit only modestly increased costs, but resulted in less impressive nutritional benefits. Results are from a nationally representative sample of 7,000 children and adolescents. Support for this project provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Publication Date: May 31, 2012

Author(s): Center for Public Health Nutrition

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