FAQ #3

Is juice a healthy drink for children? 

Fruit drinks are high in sugar, and so is 100% juice. Vegetables and fruit are better choices than 100% juice because they contain more fibre. Children can fill up on juice and not be hungry for healthy foods.

  • Offer vegetables and fruit to eat instead of juice.
  • If offering 100% juice, limit to 125 mL (1/2 cup) per day.
  • If offering 100% juice, serve in an open cup as part of meal or snack.
  • Avoid fruit drinks and other sugary drinks.
  • Offer only water between meals and snacks.

For more information, visit the Healthy Eating Starts Here website.
Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids handout (page 2 and 3)

Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids video