(WICHITA, Kan.) — There is a new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy that says juice drinks may not be a healthy alternative to soda.
It says, juice boxes often contain as much sugar, if not more than a candy bar.
Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Dr. Marlene Schwartz, says, I think that the companies really are misleading both the parents and their children. That they have these products, which are essentially water and sugar and artificial sweeteners in many of them and they're trying to packaged them to look like they are juice."
But the American Beverage Association called the report an attack that is trying to, "...single out one product as the cause of obesity..."
Dr. Schwarts recommends you look at the ingredients on the back of the juice and try to avoid juices wit high sugar content and artificial flavoring.