Health Tip: Fiber Facts

How much should kids be getting?

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(HealthDayNews) -- While you may know how much fiber your diet should include each day, do you know the appropriate amounts for your children?

The easy way is to add five to your kids' ages. The answer will tell you how many grams of fiber they need, according to Genesys Regional Medical Center in Michigan. As an example, if your child is 7 years old, he needs about 12 grams of fiber a day.

Fresh fruit, nuts, vegetables and whole grain breads or cereals are all good sources of fiber.


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