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Drop the juice, say pediatricians: Give the kids fruit instead

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests children should eat fruit instead of drinking juice. (Eric Boyd/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

For Americans between the ages of 2 and 18, almost half the fruit they consume is in the form of juice. Cut that out, the American Academy of Pediatrics is telling their parents.

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