Give your kids a #FruitJuiceBoost to help them achieve their 5-a-day

Orange Juice

Do you worry about your kids getting their 5-a-day?

Some of the latest nutrition research suggests that children should be having not 5 portions of fruit and veg each day but 10, but just how as parents can we get all those servings into our kids?

Sebastian and Eliza adore their fruit and vegetables and hit their 5 a day with no issues at all. Isaac, on the other hand is the fussy eater in our house and turns his nose up at most vegetables although he will eat banana’s, apples and grapes.

One way I have found of sneaking in an extra one of his 5-a-day is by making sure he has one 150ml glass of pure fruit juice with his breakfast.

Isaac’s fruit juice of choice is orange juice, whereas Sebby prefers apple juice with his breakfast and then we have Eliza who will only drink water, but who will eat fruit all day and every day given half a chance!

The appropriate portion of pure fruit juice for children is just one 150ml glass per day and it is easy to add a bottle of 100% pure fruit juice drinks to your shopping as they are available in all supermarkets and most corner shops.

#FruitJuiceBoost

There are added benefits of 100% pure fruit juice too – it is a good source of vitamin C, potassium and folates, amongst other nutrients. Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system, potassium and folates help with cell and muscle tissue repair.

Because of its vitamin C content, consuming fruit juice as part of a meal can help to increase the absorption of iron-rich foods like (some) fortified cereals, beans, pulses, spinach and kale. You can find more information here.

Getting 100% fruit juice into the kids is so much less painful than trying to get them to eat their veggies and you can add a glass to any meal, safe in the knowledge that you have won at least one battle that day!

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23 thoughts on “Give your kids a #FruitJuiceBoost to help them achieve their 5-a-day

  1. Robert says:

    I don’t Have any kids but I loves it. I will definitely try It for myself. We do juices for everyday too. Fruit juice is a great way of filling good. It keeps you fresh and healthy.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Mine are great fruit eaters, however not so great at veg. However they do have a fruit juice every morning too, it tastes nice and good for them too!

  3. I was amazed at how little they need to give them the benefits. Orange and grape juice are Natty’s favourites but she won’t eat oranges. As long as they get their 5 a day somehow I guess it doesn’t matter.

  4. I really need to remember to add fruit juice to my shopping. I buy it every now and then but on the whole it gets forgotten but I forget about the health benefits!

  5. I think I need to reintroduce fresh juice to my kids. My son loves juice but my daughter doesn’t.

  6. Anosa says:

    I don’t have kids yet but I will definitely try this for myself and share it to my friends who has kids already.

  7. Danielle says:

    Issac sounds exactly like my little boy, I will maybe have to give this a go but he’s even fussy with juice unless it’s blackcurrent diluted xx

  8. My two lads love their fruit juice, so we have it every day with breakfast x

  9. My little boy adores fruit and has load’s, my girls, on the other hand, don’t eat as much as they should so we do give them juice. My three-year-old has low iron and we were told by her paediatrician to give her fruit juice with meals x

  10. It’s much easier getting juice inside my kids – they have it every morning without fail – the pure stuff (never concentrated)

  11. Plenty of fresh orange juice but not actual oranges – kids are super fussy – when will it end????

  12. Natalia says:

    oh wow! it’s nice to see children loving fruity juice that much! I thought it would be more difficult 🙂 x

  13. Jo says:

    I could do with drinking some fruit juice each day. I don’t like to texture of solid fruit so liquid juices would help me get my vitamins in 🙂

  14. Laura says:

    A fantastic alternative, especially if you are in a rush and don’t have time peel and prepare. Any healthy shortcut helps when you have children. Thanks for the suggestion

  15. Lindsey says:

    You know it can be so hard giving our kids the right amount of fruit and veggies each day, but like you I incorporate it into a juice, tasty, healthy and all they need, I slip a carrot or two in, my dayghter is none the wiser!

  16. The problem is trying to get them NOT to drink the entire carton in 1 go!

  17. Breakfast is just the perfect time for that glass of juice to be added in. X

  18. Helen says:

    My boys usually only drink water too, but my daughter loves her orange juice!

  19. Totally agree, juice is so much easier to get in them than solid fruit and veg x

  20. Emma Smith says:

    We do juice every day too. I just love how easy it is to tick off one of our five a day.

  21. Erica Price says:

    Even if your children are quite good about fruit and veg, we all have busy days and weeks when it’s difficult to fit it in. Fruit juice is a great way of filling the gap then.

  22. Charly Dove says:

    They’re funny fish kids aren’t they. Poppy eats fruit and veg but won’t eat oranges! I love that it’s so easy to get 1 of their 5 a day in before school. Poppy loves her morning serving of juice, we’re all doing it now. I do feel better for it to it has to be said! x

  23. Thankfully mine love fresh fruit juice too! Amelia loves her fresh orange juice and the boys surprisingly enjoy cranberry juice now and again!

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