The Florida Department of Citrus knows that you are a trusted and valued source of information about food and health for consumers who want to lead healthier, more active lives. At a time of growing concern about the health and weight of the nation, promoting a healthy eating pattern that focuses on choosing nutrient-dense foods and beverages within calorie needs has never been more important.
One hundred percent orange juice is a naturally nutrient-dense beverage that can be part of a healthful diet to promote nutrient adequacy and improved diet quality, and has been associated with beneficial effects on certain health markers. We have developed a Health Professional Educational Toolkit to provide you with facts about the nutrition and health benefits of including 100% orange juice as a part of a healthful diet that can be shared with your patients and clients. The Toolkit includes the following:
Key Research Findings Support the Role of 100% Orange Juice in a Healthy Diet: Highlights scientific support and research findings that document the nutrition and health benefits of consuming 100% orange juice.
Make It Count – The Facts About 100% Orange Juice and Fruit Intake: Illustrates the role of 100% orange juice in helping Americans meet daily fruit intake recommendations as a complement to whole fruit.
Squeeze the Most out of Beverages with Nutrient-Dense 100% Orange Juice: Outlines the nutrient contributions of 100% orange juice to the diets of adults and children.
To help address the healthy role 100% orange juice can play in a child’s diet, a separate toolkit for pediatric practitioners is now available here.
We hope the information in this Toolkit will assist you in providing sound and evidence-based advice to your clients and patients about consuming 100% orange juice as part of a healthful diet.
Key Research Findings on the Role of 100% Orange Juice in a Healthy Diet