Children's Health

As parents, we have our work cut out for us. It’s hard enough to get kids to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables when their taste buds are hardwired to prefer donuts, french fries, and pizza. Yet even if we’re lucky enough to have kids who don’t reject every green thing served to them, many of us find we simply don’t have the time to prepare healthy, nutritious foods every single day. That’s why so many moms, dads, and kids have come to rely on Juice Plus+ – the next best thing to fruits and vegetables.

On his CD/DVD Nine Simple Steps for Healthier Family Diets, Dr. Bill Sears discusses the importance of eating a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables, consuming good sources of fat like salmon and avocados, starting your day with a 'brainy breakfast', and adding Juice Plus+ to the family diet.

You can watch a short clip of Dr. Sears below and his DVD in its entirety here.

Dr. Sears is on the Advisory Board of the Juice Plus+ Children's Health Study. Established in 1999, the Children’s Health Study is a large-scale, multi-year survey designed to formally document the effects Juice Plus+ has on the health and wellbeing of families who take it.

The way it works is simple. For every parent, grandparent, or other adult who signs up as a Juice Plus+ customer, the study provides Juice Plus+ capsules or soft chewables free to a child (aged 4 and up), teenager, or full-time college student for up to three years.

At various intervals the adult participant is 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+. Based on the responses of more than 100,000 families who have submitted completed surveys, taking Juice Plus+ has far-reaching effects on health and well-being.

Why are these results so significant?

With the ever-increasing invasion of processed food, junk food, and fast food into our diets – combined with more sedentary lifestyles – children are now at risk of developing serious diseases at a much younger age than ever before. Consider these facts:

They aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables.

93% of children and adolescents do not consume the recommended amount of vegetables per day.

- Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

They have a weight problem.

One in three American children and teenagers is overweight or obese.

- American Heart Association

Obesity rates have tripled among teens since the late ’70s.                                       

- Journal of the American Medical Association

80% of children who are overweight at ages 10-15 become obese as adults.

- New England Journal of Medicine

They’re already developing serious diseases.

One in three children born in the U.S. in the year 2000 is predicted to develop type 2 diabetes.

          - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

By age 12, an estimated 70% of children have the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.

      - Bogalusa Heart Study

Today’s generation of children may be the first in two centuries to actually live shorter lives than their parents.

- New England Journal of Medicine

Juice Plus+ is the only nutritional product Dr. Sears personally takes and recommends to patients and friends. Please enjoy the video below as Dr. Sears guides your family to new levels of health.

Your Partners in Health,
    Mick & Jenny