By Miranda Hitti
Jan. 31, 2005 -- Many American children fall short of recommended fiber intake,
and it's costing them valuable nutrients.
But, there's an easy fix. Just swap foods with some fiber for better options.
"Change to whole-grain products and high-fiber cereals," says Sybille Kranz,
PhD, RD, in a news release. "Also, children usually like sweet potatoes, baked
beans, grapes, and oranges -- and they're all high-fiber, high-nutrient foods."
Kranz, a Pennsylvania State University assistant professor of nutritional
sciences, studied fiber intake among American preschoolers aged 2 to 5 years.
She and her colleagues studied two-day food records for more than 5,400 children.