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Hy-Vee Dietitian

Fiber has superhero powers that have been shown to help prevent certain diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Some Types of Cancer

Fiber benefits our bodies everyday by:

  • Keeping us feeling full
  • Helps food move through our bodies

Are you consuming enough fiber in your meals? Try to eat fruits, veggies and whole grains to boost your daily fiber intake.

What is the Daily REcommended Intake (RDI)?

  • Children 1-3 yrs old, 19 grams per day
  • Children 4-8 yrs old, 25 grams per day
  • Boys 9-13 yr old, 31 grams per day
  • Girls, 9-13 yrs old, 26 grams per day
  • Boys, 14-19 yrs old, 38 grams per day
  • Girls, 14-19 yrs old, 26 grams per day


Make sure to increase fiber slowly. Drink plenty of watter to prevent any side effects. Your body will get used to and benefit from extra fiber over time.