Opinion of new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics
on use/misuse of fruit juice
GeronazzoN at Region.Peel.ON.CA
Fri Jun 22 12:46:16 PDT 2001
I just read your email. In Canada, the CPS doesn't state any have specific
amounts . What reservations do you have with AAP statement?
From: Janice Phelan
[mailto:PhelaJ at mail.health.state.mo.us]
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 3:41 PM
To: Public Health Nutrition Discussion and Information
Subject: Re: Opinion of new policy from the American
Academy of Pediatrics on use/misuse of fruit juice
I'm sure others have pointed out that item #1 says that
"Juice should be introduces" when I think you wanted to say "should NOT be
Don't have "scientific data" to offer. My "gut RD feelings"
are that expressing limitations on the number of onces of juice consumed by
children may not be a good idea. Would rather combine #3 and #4.
"Children should be encouraged to limit intake of fruit
juice and eat whole fruits to meet the remainder of their recommended daily
fruit intake. Recommended limiting intake of fruit juice to 4 to 6 oz/d for
children 1 to 6 years old. For children 7 to 18 years, recommend juice
intake be limited to 8 to 12 oz or 2 servings per day."
Janice A. Phelan, MS, RD, LD
Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance
Missouri Department of Health
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-6269 or 888-435-1464
phelaj at mail.health.state.mo.us
"Eat for health, it's all about you, and your family too."
>>> HLANGILLE at wechealthunit.org 06/22/01 12:55PM >>>
This is my first message or question to this list serve.
Please bear with
My colleagues and I have been asked to respond to the policy
issued recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics (and
others) on the
"Use and Misuse of Fruit Juice in Pediatrics" (Pediatrics,
vol 107, no. 5,
May 2001, pp. 1210-1213).
I am preparing a synopsis of our key findings and
recommendations of issues
related to the use (and misuse) of fruit juice in infants
and children. As
part of our search for information, we are asking for help
from our public
The policy statement can be found at www.aap.org/policy
<http://www.aap.org/policy>. The recommendations are
provided here as an
attachment if you haven't seen them yet.
We would like your help with ANY of the following issues.
Please email or
fax a copy of any information that you can share with us.
1. What is your opinion of the use/misuse of
fruit juice? In
particular, do you believe that fruit juice is consumed in
excess within a
significant portion of the population? Further to that, do
you believe that
excess fruit juice can lead to obesity in infants and
children? From what I
have research, there is not a lot of research. (Ive read
Dennison et al.,
1997 which seems to have gotten the most attention and
weight as a basis for
the A.A.P. recommendations).
2. Do you believe that it is appropriate to
recommend a limit of
4-6 oz for 1-6 yrs old and 12 oz for 7-18 yrs old? Does
your opinion vary
depending on the population ie. general population vs.
3. What is your opinion on the use of fruit
juice vs. fruit
drink in terms of calories, amount of sugar, amount of
4. Do you know of any published reports about
between drinking fruit juice and the prevalence/risk of
dental caries? I am
looking for information specifically related to offering
juice in an open
cup vs. a covered "sippy" cup.
Any information on any of these questions would really be
you would rather discuss it over the phone, that would be
great. I'd be
happy to call you.
Heather Langille, RD., M.A. (Health Education)
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette Ave.
519-258-2146 ext 1235
hlangille at wechealthunit.org
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