Consumption of 100% fruit juice is associated with better nutrient intake and diet quality but not with weight status in children: NHANES 2007-2010
Theresa Nicklas, PhD; Carol O’Neil, PhD, RD; and Victor Fulgoni, III, PhD
International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition. May 2015; 4: 112-121.
Key Findings: Consumption of 100% fruit juice was associated with higher nutrient intake, better diet quality and greater consumption of whole fruit than non-fruit juice drinkers in a nationally representative sample of US children. In addition, drinking 100% juice was not associated with body weight and adiposity. Based on these results, 100% juice complements, rather than competes with, whole fruit consumption and does not replace milk in the diet.