— Amer Acad Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) May 28, 2017
- Juice is not as healthy as the labeling may suggest.
- The problem is too much sugar. A lot of calories delivered in a small volume is known to contribute to childhood obesity.
- Pediatric Dentists don’t like juice either. Even “just a splash” in a child’s cup that they drink throughout the day can cause tooth decay. The teeth need a break from sugar in between meals.
In summary, 1) No juice before 1 year old and 2) Do not allow your child juice – in any amount – as their “walk around” hydration.