The Toddler With Excessive Juice Intake - RD245-60

The Toddler With Excessive Juice Intake

by Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE
(4.4 / 387 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Toddlers consume approximately one-third of their calories as fluid, emphasizing the need for caregivers to provide nutrient-rich drink options to support growth and development. Supermarket shelves contain a wide variety of different beverages, including juices, milks, sports drinks, and other “hybrid” beverages with label claims often leading to consumer confusion regarding choices that promote health. Fruit drinks, soft drinks, or other beverages not only lack nutrition and displace more nutritious beverages, but also can cause harm, contributing to obesity and tooth decay. Assessment of beverage intake, including juice, sweetened beverages, and milk, is necessary to nurture the development of positive eating habits during the transition from the liquid-based diet of the infant to a nutrient-rich, varied diet of a toddler.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of basic nutrition for the well child, with guidelines for including juice, fruit punch, sports drinks, soda, and milk in the diet of young children. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate between acceptable and excessive juice consumption for toddlers
  • List possible negative consequences of excessive juice intake for toddlers
  • Communicate reasonable solutions to parents regarding beverage 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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Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a level 2 course with suggested learning codes 2070, 3020, 4090, 4150, and performance indicators of 2.1.3, 4.2.1, 8.1.4, 8.2.3, 8.3.7, 9.4.1, 9.4.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.7. 
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: 1/29/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/29/2022

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.

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


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Youngsin K - Busan, IT  ·  Apr 09, 2019
early leaning is always important
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KATHRYN M - NAPLES, FL  ·  Feb 09, 2019
great format, timely subject
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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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Price: $20.00
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