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New Fruit Juice Guidelines Include Big Change For Babies

A good reminder of how fruit juice is not a good choice for children when it comes to choosing a beverage.

Visit Ellis Dental to learn more about kids and juice

Visit Ellis Dental to learn more about kids and juice

Kids love their juice, but new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advise parents to pull back on fruit juices of all kinds for children of all ages.

It's the first update to the group's guidelines on fruit juice for kids in 16 years. One of the biggest changes is the recommendation that parents avoid giving fruit juice at all during a baby's first year of life. Previous recommendations said fruit juice was OK after six months.

This article breaks down the impact that juice has at different ages including:

  • Babies from birth to age 1
  • Toddlers ages 1 to 4
  • Children ages 4 to 6
  • Children ages 7 to 18

Check out the full article and videos here to learn more. Also, Ellis Dental and Dr. Holly welcome children in the practice including free exams for those patients under the age of two.

Source: CBS News