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:
- 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.