Sources: The Journal of Pediatrics [abstract], Elsevier/Columbia Univ. [press release]
quote: A medium apple or banana is around 100 calories, pretty much all sugar. The only thing fruit has over soda or candy is that it has a bit of vitamins and fiber along with all the sugar.
quote: Not to sound too harsh but if you encourage your kids to be fruit eating monkeys they may as well be shoveling down candy with vitamins and fiber supplements. It's not going to keep them thin and healthy.