Apple juice. Orange juice. Pickle juice. These are just a few of the juices I can imagine being preferable to a glass of cranberry juice. And yet, somehow lots of people enjoy it once in a while, and apparently kids are part of that category. I know this because as a result of Michelle Obama‘s healthy eating initiative, the Department of Agriculture is going to institute new standards for what can be sold in schools, and that includes cranberry juice. Sorry, cranberry juice cocktail. Which is a thing that kids drink. Yum.
The new regulations are going to crack down on sugar allowances, and the sweetened cranberry juice cocktail is specifically going to come under much scrutiny.