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Findings

Fruit Juice and Diet Quality

Fruit Juice Nutrition & Health Report – 2007 Children’s Survey Analysis

The 2007 Children’s survey revealed that fruit juice:

  • Markedly increased the number of children meeting their fruit serves
  • Provided the same total energy (2%) on average in 2007 as 1995
  • Intake is 112ml on average – within the serve recommendations of the Government’s Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Is associated with dietary positives – less fat and saturated fat, more folate, potassium and vitamin C than those not consuming juice
  • Is most often consumed with meals and mid meals
  • Contributes a range of important nutrients to the diet
  • Does not compromise fibre or calcium intakes.

Fruit Juice Review – April 2010

Squeezing Out The Evidence

A summary of findings on the association between Fruit Juice and the diet quality

A review of the scientific literature revealed:

Overall, the consumption of fruit juice is associated with improved nutrient, and better diet quality in children and adults.

Among children:

  • Fruit juice consumption is associated with significantly higher intakes of four essential vitamins and minerals: folate, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium
  • Fruit juice consumption is associated with significantly higher intakes of dietary fibre

Among adults:

  • Fruit juice consumption is associated with significantly higher intakes of vitamin C
  • Fruit Juice consumption is associated with significantly higher intakes of dietary fibre

For the full report please click here FJA Research Review Fruit Juice and Diet Quality 2013