Fiber in the diet of US children: results of national surveys.

@article{Saldanha1995FiberIT,
  title={Fiber in the diet of US children: results of national surveys.},
  author={Leila G. Saldanha},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={96 5 Pt 2},
  pages={
          994-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Because fiber intake among children in the United States is poorly documented, our objectives were to determine intakes and sources of fiber in the diets of children 2 to 18 years of age and to examine the trends. METHODS We used the US Department of Agriculture's 1977 to 1978 and 1987 to 1988 Nationwide Food Consumption Surveys for our analysis. Children were classified by age and gender groups, 2 to 5 years, 6 to 11 years, boys 12 to 18 years, and girls 12 to 18 years. The… CONTINUE READING

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