Our school goal is to have fewer juice boxes in students’ lunches and snacks. Why?
· Juice boxes create pollution: they are made and recycled in factories, which create pollution.
· Juice boxes often have sugar included.
· Fruit loses both fiber and nutrients when it is processed into juice
· Fruit juices are often as high in calories and sugars as a serving of pop
· A 650-milliliter juice box contains the calories of four whole apples, and a child can drink it in just seconds
· Fruit juice can fill a child up so that he isn't hungry for his meal
· Juice boxes are expensive, between 30-50 cents per box
· Dental cavities are more likely
The better choice? Raw fruits and veggies, and water. (in reusable bottles!) For more info, go to