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Do you think most kids are getting enough roughage?

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In brief: Probably not...

While there aren’t well-established fiber requirements in children a good rule-of-thumb is to add 5 to a child’s age to establish a daily fiber target.
A four-year-old, for example, would optimally receive 9 grams of fiber each day. After age 15 we can look at our children as adults and put their requirement somewhere between 20-25 grams per day.

In brief: Probably not...

While there aren’t well-established fiber requirements in children a good rule-of-thumb is to add 5 to a child’s age to establish a daily fiber target.
A four-year-old, for example, would optimally receive 9 grams of fiber each day. After age 15 we can look at our children as adults and put their requirement somewhere between 20-25 grams per day.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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In brief: No

In the age of junk food diets and overscheduled children, many children are not only missing fiber (roughage) naturally found in fruits, vegetables, and grains but also in essential vitamins and nutrients necessary for optimal growth.

In brief: No

In the age of junk food diets and overscheduled children, many children are not only missing fiber (roughage) naturally found in fruits, vegetables, and grains but also in essential vitamins and nutrients necessary for optimal growth.
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Dr. Shontae Buffington
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