Nutritionist Lucy Hyland

Fibre for Kids

May 21, 2012
Posted by Lucy

Fibre for Kids Wondering what is the correct amount of fibre for kids? Remember that fibre is an essential nutrient for children, keeping their imune systems and digestive systems in check! Great sources of fibre for kids are fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, beans and lentils and whole grains such as oats and brown breads.

General Guidelines - Daily Fiber Dietary Needs

 

 

Here are the most recent daily recommendations from the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI’s):
Fibre for Kids recommendations per day: grams
Children 1 to 3 years old 19
Children 4 to 8 years old 25
Boys 9 to 13 years old 31
Girls 9 to 13 years old 26
Adults ( depending on calorie intake) 25-35
Reference:
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/healthy-living/family-nutrition-exercise-facts/healthy-food-choices-family/vitamins-minerals-nutrients/dietary-fiber-healthy-benefits-children/kids-fiber-dietary-requirement

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