Consumption Patterns of Milk and 100% Juice in Relation to Diet Quality and Body Weight Among United States Children: Analyses of NHANES 2011-16 Data

Matthieu Maillot PhD, Florent Vieux, Colin D. Rehm PhD, Chelsea M. Rose PhD and Adam Drewnowski, PhD
Frontiers in Nutrition, August 2019.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended placing limits on the consumption of milk and 100% juice by children. This NHANES analysis looked at beverage consumption patterns and body weight in children. There was no significant relation between between 100% fruit juice, milk and water consumption and body weight status.

Key Findings: Diets in the top quartiles of diet quality (higher total HEI-2015 score) were associated with higher intakes of milk, 100% juice, and water compared to those in the lower quartiles (or who drank less). Secondly, there was no association between compliance with AAP recommendations and body weight status. In fact, lower compliance with AAP recommendations was associated with higher quality diets.

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