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The New York City Board of Health has adopted new rules for licensed day care facilities aimed at preventing obesity among young children.
Under the rules, 100 percent fruit juice will only be served to children who are at least two years old, with a limit of four ounces of juice per day. The rules also reduce children’s “sedentary” time to less than 30 minutes per day, down from the current 60 minutes standard, to encourage more physical activity. The changes cover approximately 2,300 day care centers serving nearly 135,000 children.