TITLE

Fiber Is Your Friend

PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Jun-Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the usefulness of fiber. Kids need fiber, and children who eat foods high in fiber also increase their intake of other important nutrients. Getting an adequate amount of fiber each day protects children against chronic constipation, and it can decrease their risk of developing some types of cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Unfortunately, a Pennsylvania State University study has found that more than three-fourths of U.S. preschoolers do not consume enough fiber. To get more fiber into a child's diet, parents should switch to whole-grain products and high-fiber cereals.
ACCESSION #
17237546

 

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