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Ask a Nutrition Expert: Is Juice Healthy for Kids (and grown-ups)?

Ask a Nutrition Expert: Is Juice Healthy for Kids (and grown-ups)?

Is juice healthy for kids? As a certified nutrition counselor, I feel that juice should be consumed more as a treat than as a liquid to be sipped on throughout the entire day. Even juice that is labeled “100% Fruit Juice” is high in sugar, lacks fiber and has played a part in the rise of the childhood obesity epidemic.  Children can consume many calories from juice without ever feeling full due to the fact juice does not increase satiety levels (how full you feel).