Medical research has clearly defined the health benefits, both short and long term, of consuming diverse fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. While we encourage parents of picky eaters to continue modeling healthy eating habits, offering regular exposure to a variety of healthy foods, and providing a positive eating environment in the home, we also support the use of a nutritional product like Juice Plus. For any diet with room for more fruits and vegetables, Juice Plus is worth considering.
Juice Plus is not a multivitamin, medicine or medical treatment. It is food. Juice Plus contains dozens of different, organically grown powdered whole fruit and vegetable extracts…minus the sugar and the water. In addition to several essential vitamins and minerals, Juice Plus provides many beneficial nutrients found only in the whole fruit and vegetable that supplements can’t provide. Clinical research documents fruit and vegetables extracts’ effectiveness in supporting the health of the immune system, the cardiovascular system and the skin and teeth. In addition, research shows that Juice Plus products can protect DNA from oxidative stress and reduce markers of systemic (“whole body”) inflammation.
Eating several servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis is best for all kids and adults. But if your children’s diet (or yours) doesn’t contain as many fruits and vegetables as you would like, Juice Plus can bridge the gap.
Parents who are take Juice Plus can get their children’s Juice Plus at no cost by participating in the Children’s Health Study:
What is the Children’s Health Study?
Established in 1999, the international Children’s Health Study is a large-scale, multi-year survey designed to formally document the positive effects Juice Plus+® has on the health and well-being of families who take it.
The study is based on three important concepts:
- Good nutrition is the foundation of health and inspires other healthy lifestyle choices.
- The best time to establish good health and nutritional habits is in childhood.
- The key to getting children to adopt good health habits is parental involvement.
How does it work?
The way the Children’s Health Study works is simple. For every parent, grandparent, or other adult that signs up as a Juice Plus+® customer, the study provides Juice Plus+® Orchard Blend and Juice Plus+® Garden Blend FREE to a child 4 and older, teenager, or college student for up to four years. At various intervals — after 4-8 months and then at the end of each year — adult participants are asked to fill out a voluntary survey to determine whether (and how) their families’ health habits have changed as a result of taking Juice Plus+®.The results of the first 150,000 families who have responded to our surveys are documented at www.childrenshealthstudy.com — and the news is very, very good!
For information on purchasing Juice Plus and participating in the Children’s Health Study, please click on the link that corresponds to your Coast Pediatrics office:
Alternatively, you may contact the Juice Plus coordinator for our office:
Colleen Espenschied, PA-C, CLC