Why would a parent not want their child to consume juice?!

Question: Why would a parent not want their child to consume juice!?
I serve 100% organic fruit juice to my child care kids at snack time 1-2 times a week!. Other days it's milk or water!. The juice is pure squeezed juice!. Usually the kids help make our own juice in my juicer!.

It's the same as eating the fruit, only you get to drink it!. It's good to explore foods in different ways!.

I have a parent who didn't want their child at 9 months to have any juice, now she's 12 months!. She says only apple juice, diluted!.

I don't get it!. Juice is healthy, especially in moderation!. We all need fruit in our diet!.

She says she doesn't know why she's like that!. So I'm just wanting to hear other people's points of view and opinions!

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She may be somewhat confused!. There has been a lot of buzz lately about how fruit juice is not really that good, it has a lot of high fructose corn syrup and sugar and calories, it rots kids' teeth, etc!. Most of these concerns are about packaged juices though, but I would think freshly-squeezed juice would not be as bad!. There may also be a concern about pasteurization and bacteria, but again if it's squeezed and drunk right away, it shouldn't be an issue!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Well I always used to dilute my daughters apple juice when she was a bit younger just because the sugar in it, its not all that great for there teeth, she is 18 months now and I don't really do it anymore, especially if its 100% juice! I try to give my baby a lot of V8 fusion so she can get her fruits and veggies in more than one way! But I guess there are some weird things that parents do that we don't really understand, but we can't say much about it because there not our kids!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

well now they had a whole bunch of pesticides in the fruit and it can seep through the outer covering!.sometimes children's stomachs are very sensitive so if they eat anything there not use to and can strip some of the lining in there stomach!.or her child is just allergic to many fruits so she only allows them to drink things made by her!.

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All I know is that it is actually better to eat the actual fruit, since it is filling!. And too many calories could be consumed since juice really isn't all that filling!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Probably some juices are to acidic for such a young digestion system!. All parents have different views of everything, just buy a jug of apple and dilute it!. That child might have tummy issues also!. You'll probably run across more obstacles just be prepared to adjust things!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Juice has lots of sugar, maybe the kid's stomach is sensitive to sugar!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

maybe the child has allergies and she has not told you what they are!. Ask her!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

because of all the sugar i guessWww@FoodAQ@Com

maybe they have a sensitive stomach to either the acids or sugar, or even bothWww@FoodAQ@Com

Drinking fruit juice is NOT the same as eating the whole fruit!.

With the whole fruit you are not only getting the fiber that is removed from the fruit in order to make juice - but some vitamins and minerals that are in the cell walls!.

Fruit juice is entirely overrated as a healthful food - especially apple juice!. Apple juice contains a lot of sugars that, instead of being released slowly during digestion of the whole fruit - are immediately available to the body!.

Just because it isn't soda - doesn't mean it is the best choice to drink - whether for a toddler or an adult!.

This child's parent evidently is being careful about their diet - that is a good thing!. And the fact that they are allowing the child's diet to expand as they grow (The inclusion of diluted juice at 12 months) shows that they have done their homework and are doing what they feel is best for their child!.

I grew up diluting OJ about 50% with water, lemonade I dilute even more!. It was just something I grew up with!. Now that I am grown and have done some reading on nutrition and specifically the amount of carbs we take in, I feel my folks did the right thing by encouraging it!.

P!.S!. it sounds like the juice you are serving is home-made and thus unpasteurized!? To me, that sounds pretty risky - especially because you are using organic apples!. Odwala juices had an ecoli outbreak in their bottled juices - made from organic apples and was then sold unpasteurized!. It seems like a big risk to take when feeding children!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Juice, even made in your juicer is ABSOLUTELY NOT the same as eating the fruit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haven't you ever emptied the back of your juicer where all of the pulp collects!? All of that pulp is the fiber of the fruit that your children are NOT CONSUMING!

Iuice is one of the (albeit numerous) reasons why children are so overweight now!.

Juice is extremely high in sugar and contains zero grams of fiber!.

My daughter is 3!.5 years old and I still only let her have 1 small cup of juice a few times a week and I still dilute it half and half with water!.

I make sure that her juice at Montessori is diluted too!.

An orange and a glass of water is still far healthier than a glass of OJ will ever be!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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