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How much fibre does my child need?

Fibre is important for children and adolescents, but as most mums will already know it can be a challenge making sure that their children eat well.Fibre is important for a healthy digestive tract. It also creates a feeling of fullness which helps older children to avoid unnecessary snacking.
 
A lot of research shows that the vast majority of us don’t include enough fibre in our diets and the recommended intake varies greatly according to our age and gender.
 
Children should consume an amount of fibre equal to or greater than their age plus 5 grams a day. Typically this translates into 15g of fibre for children aged 5-10 years and 25g for adults.Breakfast cereals, whole grain bread, lentils, brown rice and pasta can be all great sources of fibre.
 
Did you know that Kellogg’s has a range of high fibre cereals that kids love such as Kellogg’s Coco Pops Croc Prints, Mini Max and Raisin Wheats which provide up to 3.5g of fibre per bowl
 
 

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