Dietary and Metabolic Impact of Fruit Juice Consumption (FJ) (2014)

Dietary and Metabolic Impact of Fruit Juice Consumption (FJ) (2014)


Welcome to the Dietary and Metabolic Impact of Fruit Juice Consumption EAL project. This project was published in 2014. Highlights of this project include:
  • Target audience of adults and children.
  • Four (4) sub-topics of Weight Status or Adiposity in Children; Dietary Intake and Nutrient Adequacy in Children; Blood Lipid Levels in Adults; and Markers of Antioxidant and Oxidant Status in Adults. 
Key Findings: This systematic research found children who consume 100% fruit juice tend to consume more calcium and potassium and are at lower risk of inadequacy for these two nutrients. There doesn't appear to be a link between weight and fruit juice consumption in children. More research is needed to determine any relationships between fruit juice consumption and cholesterol levels and antioxidants status in adults. Use the links on the left to access the evidence analysis questions and results.

The Academy is updating its way of extracting data from studies for analysis. This is the first project to use a highly structured Data Extraction Tool (DET) replacing the evidence analysis worksheet. This tool allows for a more rigorous and in-depth syntheses. The look of this project will have a slightly different look.from other projects including the 'worksheet' and the reporting of outcomes. New techology allows for these imporved methods.
  • Project Team
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise on this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Kristi Crowe, PhD, RD, LD, Chair
    • Carol Elliott O'Neil, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN
    • Melissa Gutschall, PhD, RD, LDN
    • Dianne Hyson, PhD, MSc, RD
    • Lorraine Matthews, MS, RD, LDN
    • Kim Stote, PhD, MPH, RD
    Project Managers
    • Tami Piemonte, MS, RD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD, LD (through September 2013)
    Lead Analysts
    • Jamie Erskine, PhD, RD
    Co-Lead Analysts
    • Sue Benson-Davies, PhD, DCN, MPH, RD, LN
    • Elizabeth Droke, PhD, RDN, LN
    Evidence Analysts
    • Sue Benson-Davies, PhD, DCN, MPH, RD, LN
    • Diane DellaValle, PhD, RDN
    • Sharon Foley, PhD, RD/LDN
    • Michelle Lee, PhD, RD, LD
    • Elizabeth Droke, PhD, RDN, LN
    • Kyle Thompson, MS, RD, CNSC
    Consultant (Data Extraction Tool)
    • J. Scott Parrott, PhD
    Academy Staff
    • Taylor Wolfram, MS, RD
    • Paula Ziegler, PhD, RD
    Financial Contributors
    • PepsiCo 
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • Kristi Crowe - Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Density of Sold Fruit versus 100% Juice Servings. Crenshaw Endowed Research Grant, University of Alabama, 2012.
    • Diane Hyson - US Apple Association, Apple Products Education & Research Council, Juice Processor's Association
    • Carol O'Neil - published several papers on fruit juice topic
    • Kim Stote - grant from Wild Blueberry Association of North America