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Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll

Kids And Juice

First Posted: 02/28/2012 9:51 pm Updated: 02/28/2012 9:51 pm

Many young children from low-income families drink too much juice, new research shows.

To fight childhood obesity and tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children aged 6 and under consume only one serving of juice -- even 100 percent fruit juice -- each day. In the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, however, it was found that about 50 percent of kids in low-income families drink twice that amount.

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Filed by Sarah H. Lee  |