Study shows drinking 100% juice can have long-term dietary benefits for children

BMC Nutrition

Li Wan, Phani Deepti Jakkilinki, Martha R. Singer, M. Loring Bradlee, Lynn L. Moore


The objective of the current study was to determine the association between preschool fruit juice consumption and the following outcomes during childhood and adolescence: whole and total fruit intake, diet quality, likelihood of meeting current dietary recommendations, and BMI change.


These data suggest that preschool consumption of 100% fruit juice is associated with beneficial effects on whole fruit intake and diet quality without having any adverse effect on BMI during childhood and into middle adolescence.

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