Kids ‘n Fiber FDA Video

23 Sep

The FDA has a new video encouraging parents to help improve their kids’ fiber intake:

The FDA dietitian points out that for kids, fiber:

  • Helps their digestive system
  • Prevents against chronic disease when they’re older
  • Needs are 14-31 grams of fiber per day

Recommended sources of fiber to incorporate in a child’s diet to help meet these needs include:

  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grain bread, cereal, pasta

To learn more about the FDA’s nutrition education efforts for children and teens, visit the Spot the Block campaign at http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/KidsTeens/ucm115810.htm.

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