Fiber Tips for Kids
The skins of fruits are rich sources of fiber, so don't peel apples and pears. Cut these fruits up into easy-to-eat wedges, but leave the skins on. Serve your child nectar (which contains pulp) rather than fiberless plain juice. Better yet, serve the whole fruit rather than its juice.
A child's age plus 5 grams is about the minimum amount for a child over two. So, a six- year-old should eat at least 11 grams of fiber; a fifteen-year-old should eat at least 20 grams.
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