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Fruit juice buys cut back

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE USDA is cutting back on buying fruit juice for its Women, Infants and Children institutional programmes, in favour of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These are the first major changes to this programme since 1980 and align the nutritional value of the food packages with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics' infant-feeding practice guidelines. Carol Freysinger, a director of the USA's Juice Products Association said the move "has the potential to send inappropriate and unsubstantiated messages about the benefits of 100% juice consumption."



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