High fibre diet for children
Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. It helps to stimulate bowel function and assists food in moving through the bowel. Extra fibre can help when constipation is a problem.
Dietary fibre is the part of food that is not digested by the body. It is found only in plant foods, particularly in skins, seeds and stalks of fruits and vegetables. For example it is in the bran (or outside layers) of cereal grains, such as in wholegrain and wholemeal breads and cereals. There is no fibre in animal foods.
To find out more
Have a look at a booklet prepared by the Dietitians at the South Australian Women's and Children's Hospital Nutrition and food services department
General nutrition for young children and adolescents
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.