A study out of the University of Washington recently affirmed that one hundred percent juice drinks are not linked to obesity in children under 18. Like other foods and beverages, when consumed in moderation, they can play a part in a balanced diet.

The study, performed by lead author Dr. Brandon J. Auerbach, looked at data from eight observational studies. Auerbach concluded that, “consuming one daily serving of fruit juice is not associated with weight gain in children. So fruit juice in moderation, not more than a serving a day, is safe.”

With the variety of products offered by ABA member companies, and clearly labeled calorie information, it is easier than ever to choose a product that best fits your day. And the message of moderation – which we are taught by parents at early ages – remains the cardinal rule in maintaining balance.