Table 6.

Energy and Nutrient Intakes of Children by Fruit Juice Consumption at Interview 1*

Food ComponentRDADaily Fruit Juice Consumption (Mean ± SD)
<12 Ounces
(n = 92)
≥12 Ounces
(n = 12)
P Value ≤ .05
Energy (kcal)13001414  ± 3721473  ± 261NS
Protein (g)1650  ± 1552  ± 16NS
Fat (g)51  ± 1751  ± 12NS
 (% of kcal)(32.5%)(31.2%)
Saturated fat (g)19  ± 818  ± 4NS
 (% of kcal)(12.6%)(11.0%)
Carbohydrate (g)194  ± 57209  ± 32NS
Calcium (mg)800856  ± 342827  ± 421NS
Phosphorus (mg)800987  ± 324976  ± 261NS
Potassium (mg)1800§ 1860  ± 6132280  ± 471.03
Iron (mg)10 9.7  ± 4.6 9.5  ± 1.7NS
Vitamin A (μg RE)400783  ± 522707  ± 483NS
Vitamin D (μg)10 5.0  ± 3.2 3.4  ± 1.8.02
Folate (μg)50142  ± 63188  ± 69.02
Ascorbic acid (mg)4081  ± 63120  ± 75.05
Sugar (g) 75  ± 3193  ± 16.006
Caffeine (mg) 8.3  ± 13.31.5  ± 2.9.0001
  • * 100% juice only.

  • Recommended Dietary Allowances for children, ages 1 to 3 years; bold values are below RDA.

  • Probability level for significant differences based on juice intake.

  • § Average intake for United States children, age 2 years, no RDA.

  • Not a nutrient, but a food component present in many beverages.