Many parents think that fruit juice is an important part of a child's meal plan. 100% fruit juice is one way for children to get their fruit servings.
Not all fruit juice is alike. Many do provide 100% juice but many fruit juice can contain as little as 23% fruit juice and the rest is water and lots of sugar! Always look for "100% Fruit Juice" when selecting fruit juice for your family. If it just says "Fruit Juice" then it is a sugary drink that will not count as a serving of fruit.
The USDA My Plate and the American Dietetic Association recommends that 100% fruit juice should be limited to just 1 six ounce serving a day. The rest of your child's fruit intake should come from eating their fruit.
a 12-ounce glass of orange juice, is made from about two to three oranges, has about 180 calories
One orange contains only 80 to 90 calories