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Juice Plus+ Childrens Health Study

August 26, 2009

The Juice Plus+® Childrens Health Study is a free program for any child between the age of 4 and 18 or any full-time college student. In the program, the child or student can get Juice Plus+® for free for up to 3 years when an adult (anyone 18 years or older) orders with them and sponsors the child in the program.

Juice Plus+® Children’s Health Study

We’re not paying enough attention to nutrition.

As parents, we work hard to give our children every possible advantage in life. Yet too often we don’t have the time (or don’t make the time) to look after their nutritional health. We’re too busy. We don’t completely understand what eating right means ourselves. And we’re battling some pretty formidable enemies such as junk food and fast food.

As a result, our children eat and drink too much sugar, consume too many empty calories, and don’t eat enough of the good things they need – especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Because of this, our children will be at risk of developing degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke at a much younger age.

Here are a few of the startling statistics:

  • Less than 7% of all children and adolescents consume the recommended 3 servings of vegetables per day.
    (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
  • 1 child in 4 is obese.
    (International Journal of Obesity)
  • Nearly 50% of obese adolescents remain obese as adults.
    (International Journal of Obesity)
  • About 6% of elementary school children and 7% of adolescent children miss 11 or more days of school yearly due to illness or injury.
    (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • In the last 20 years, Type 2 diabetes has increased ten-fold.
    (International Journal of Obesity)
  • By the age of 12, an estimated 70% of our children have developed the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.
    (Bogalusa Heart Study)
  • 7% of school age children are diagnosed as ADHD.
    (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

We’re not paying enough attention to good nutrition and our children are paying the price.

Juice Plus+® Children’s Health Study is dedicated to improving the state of children’s health and nutrition around the world through its research and educational programs.

Preliminary Results
The following interim results from the Juice Plus+® Children’s Health Study are based on more than 100,000 participants responding to our follow-up questionnaires.

Initial Results

After 4-8 months on the Juice Plus+® product, adult participants report that 82% of the children in the survey have become more aware of their health in general and that 90% have some positive result to show for it.

  • 56% of the children have been to the doctor less often, while 49% report missing less school.
  • 49% are taking less over-the-counter medication and/or taking less prescription drugs.
  • Academic achievement and athletic participation are dramatically improved, and 45% report an improvement in image and self esteem.

Nutritional habits of children are changing as well:

  • 61% are drinking more water and 66% are consuming less soft drinks or fast food.
  • 53% are actually eating more fruits or vegetables in addition to taking Juice Plus+®.

Adults in the survey report similar improvements in their health and nutrition. They report that 83% have themselves become more aware of their health in general and 93% have some specific positive results to show for it.

  • 44% percent of the adult participants have been to the doctor less often, while 46% report missing less work due to either their own or their child’s illnesses.
  • 38% are taking less over the counter medication and/or taking less prescription drugs.

Adult nutritional habits were also changing:

  • 61% percent are drinking more water and 67% are consuming less soft drinks or fast food.
  • 64% are actually eating more fruits or vegetables in addition to taking Juice Plus+®.

Full Year Results

A greater number of children and adults report improvements in specific measures of diet and lifestyle after a full year of taking Juice Plus+® than the number reporting those same improvements after only a few months on the product. For example:

  • More than half (56%) of the parents in the survey report that their children are making fewer doctor’s visits after only 4-8 months on the Juice Plus+®. This number increases to 63% of respondents who have been on Juice Plus+® for at least a full year.
  • Similarly, while 49% of the children in the survey are missing less school after a few months on Juice Plus+®, that number grows to 55% of the children after a full year.
  • Also, 38% of parents note a decrease in prescription or over-the-counter medications the child is taking after a few months on Juice Plus+®, but after a full year 42% note such a decrease.

Three Year Results

After three years on the Juice Plus+® product, adult participants report that 92% of the children in the survey have become more aware of their health in general and that 97% have some positive result to show for it.

Conclusion: The longer the children take Juice Plus+®, the more benefits increase.

The table below summarizes key results for both child and adult respondents that have been taking the Juice Plus+® product for 4-8 months, 1 year and 3 years.

Juice Plus+® Children’s Health Study Results
Worldwide Results
After 4 – 8 Months of taking
Juice Plus+®
After 1 Year of taking
Juice Plus+®
After 3 Years of taking
Juice Plus+®
Children Adult Children Adult Children Adult
Eating more fruits & vegetables 53% 64% 59% 69% 70% 79%
Less fast food/ Fewer soft drinks 66% 67% 71% 72% 79% 79%
Taking less prescription or OTC medication 49% 38% 55% 42% 67% 53%
Fewer doctor’s visits 56% 44% 63% 49% 74% 61%
Increased awareness of health 82% 83% 86% 88% 92% 93%
Less school or work missed 49% 46% 55% 51% 67% 62%
Positive benefit of some kind 90% 93% 93% 95% 97% 98%

More About Juice Plus+®

Juice Plus+® is the convenient and inexpensive way to add more nutrition from fruits and vegetables to you diet, every day. Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend is made from 7 different fruits: apple, orange, pineapple, cranberry, peach, acerola cherry, and papaya. Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend is made from 10 different vegetables and grains: carrot, parsley, beet, kale, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, tomato, oat bran and rice bran. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide you with a wide range of nutritional benefits. We call it “the next best thing to fruits and vegetables.”

The whole food based nutrition of Juice Plus+ has been embraced by families around the globe. And, the large and growing body of Juice Plus+® clinical research is leading more and more doctors and other health professionals to recommend Juice Plus+®.

Let Juice Plus+® help you fill the gap between what your family should eat and what your family actually eats every day.

For more information about Juice Plus+® or to order, visit us online.

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