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Hey parents, surprise, fruit juice is not fruit

To the American food industry, fruit juice is profitable, fruit is not

KJ Dell’antonia | NYT 

Many American children consume more than half of their fruit as juice, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines clarifying its stance on that substitution: For most kids, it’s a bad thing. The new guidelines aren’t just intended to persuade pediatricians to talk to parents about the disadvantages of the ubiquitous juice box. They also take aim at the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are the basis for the nutritional guidelines in the Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch Program — guidelines that ...

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First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 13:02 IST
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