The Toddler With Excessive Juice Intake - RD245-60

The Toddler With Excessive Juice Intake

by Deborah Krepcio, RN, MSN, CPNP and Kathleen Foell, RD, MS and Sara C. Folta, PhD and Jeanne P. Goldberg, RD, PhD
(4.4 / 377 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
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The appropriate role of fruit juice in the toddler diet has been controversial. While fruit juice is a healthy, fat-free beverage, some toddlers drink so much juice that they may have no appetite for meals or snacks. Juice is naturally sweet and satisfies immediate hunger. While a low appetite for food is not the problem in the current case, children who are naturally quite active and find it difficult to sit through meals without becoming distracted are among those who tend to drink excess fluids, including both milk and juice. Healthcare professionals need knowledge of basic nutrition and fitness for the well child so they can provide parents with solid advice about when fruit juices should be offered to their children.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of basic nutrition and fitness for the well child. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate between acceptable and excessive juice consumption in a toddler.
  • List possible negative consequences of excessive juice intake in toddlers.
  • Relate reasonable solutions to parents who are concerned about juice intake.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for nutrition professionals. is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).

Course Originally Released on: 11/13/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/8/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2015

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Peggy S - Cincinnati, OH  ·  Mar 20, 2015
Very realistic and thorough.
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Lucy W - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Feb 26, 2015
Great update on excessive fruit juice consumption in toddlers!
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Hattie H - Cincinnati, OH  ·  Dec 07, 2014
Useful information for discussion with overweight children and parents concern about a child eating habits
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Amanda G - Hadley, MA  ·  Oct 02, 2014
Course is short but packed with good information. Great tips on how to work with families on limiting juice consumption.
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elaine m - Gainsville, FL  ·  Aug 12, 2014
helpful in assessing and providing objective goals to parents
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Price: $20.00
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