I agree with Michael - fruit juice is only useful for skinny kids... Applejuices
worthless. Parents are fond of throwing around the "natural fruit sugar" concept
as if it is better than "natural vegetable" sugar (beet sugar) usually found on
I like to tell parents of chubby kids their child would get better nutrition by
licking a vitamin pill and drinking a glass of water then drinking apple juice!
Michael Sachs wrote:
Renee's comment about soda and juice is especially important. I see too
> many young kids drinking 200-300 calories per day in colored sugar water
> (that's how I refer to soda and junk juices). That's a lot of pounds of
> weight gain over the course of a year. I ask parents if they would stir a
> bunch of sugar into a cup, add yellow food coloring, and serve it to their
> child. That's all apple juice is, and the fact that it's "natural" sugar
> means nothing.