Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Fiber in children's diets
Fiber is not a very glamorous topic. But is important for your health. It helps keep our bowels moving in a healthy way. And it helps make us feel "full", an important part of maintaining a healthy weight. Healthy Children, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, has a very good article on fiber in children's diets here. As it says, a good guideline on how many grams of fiber per day for children: your age + 5 (so a 10 year old needs 10 (their age) + 5 = 15), up to 25 grams per day. Eat healthy!