The Toddler With Excessive Juice Intake - RD245-60

The Toddler With Excessive Juice Intake

by Susan McQuillan, MS, RD
(4.4 / 383 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
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While children’s juice consumption has stopped rising in recent years, statistics show that the amount of whole fruits and vegetables consumed by toddlers and young children still does not meet recommended levels. Some toddlers, especially those with strong appetites and who are very active, may drink much more fruit juice than is recommended by children’s health experts. Fruit juice does not supply as much natural fiber, vitamins or phytochemicals as whole fruits. Because fruit juice may also displace more-healthful beverages such as milk and water, intervention may be necessary. There are numerous ways health professionals can educate parents and caregivers to help reduce and limit the amount of juice beverages consumed by young children.


The goal of this toddler juice continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of basic nutrition for the well child, with guidelines for including juice drinks in the diet. After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Differentiate between acceptable and excessive juice consumption for toddlers
  • List possible negative consequences of excessive juice intake for toddlers
  • Relate reasonable solutions to parents who are concerned about juice intake

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and dietitians.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with performance indicators of 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/13/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/30/2019

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

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Denise B - Fairview Heights, IL  ·  Feb 17, 2016
effective and efficient manner
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Rachel B - Pontiac, IL  ·  Jul 31, 2015
Very interesting topic!
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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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