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Reducing childhood obesity by eliminating 100% fruit juice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22813423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 presents an opportunity to change the nutritional quality of foods served in low-income childcare centers, including Head Start centers. Excessive fruit juice consumption is associated with increased risk for obesity. Moreover, there is recent scientific evidence that sucrose consumption without the corresponding fiber, as is commonly present in fruit juice, is associated with the metabolic syndrome, liver injury, and obesity. Given the increasing risk of obesity among preschool children, we recommend that the US Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Food Care Program, which manages the meal patterns in childcare centers such as Head Start, promote the elimination of fruit juice in favor of whole fruit for children.
Janet M Wojcicki; Melvin B Heyman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-07-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  2012-10-23     Revised Date:  2013-01-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1630-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94134-0136, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Beverages / adverse effects*,  standards,  statistics & numerical data
Child, Preschool
Energy Intake
Health Planning Guidelines
Nutrition Policy / legislation & jurisprudence*,  trends
Nutrition Surveys
Obesity / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
United States
United States Department of Agriculture
Grant Support
Comment In:
Am J Public Health. 2012 Dec;102(12):e4; author reply e5   [PMID:  23078468 ]

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