A Better Nutrition Menu: Fiber (Kids)


Help kids get the fiber their bodies need with the Better Nutrition Fiber Menu for Kids!
When you provide parents with the Better Nutrition Fiber Menu for Kids, you’re helping them provide fiber-rich foods to their children. Kids need fiber to use nutrients, feel satisfied, and remove what their body doesn’t need to run better daily. Recommend kid and dietitian-approved snacks and meals to help them meet their daily fiber needs. Remember when adding fiber, recommend adding water (1 glass per every 3-4g of fiber) to make sure their bodies can easily use the additional fiber.

Using The Shop of Better Nutrition Assessment Tools, you have made better, personalized, total nutrition recommendations for your client, including inviting your client to incorporate the Better Nutrition Fiber Menu for Kids. If you are a healthcare provider, get permission to share the results of the assessments with the other members of your client’s healthcare team. Did you know that you can seamlessly use these tools with your Practice Better, Healthie and other EHR accounts? For an example, Learn how to Practice Better Nutrition in this post.



How do I use the Better Nutrition Fiber Menu for Kids?
Once you have determined your client needs more fiber in the diet, invite parents to either follow the menu exactly, or use it as a guide. Review your client’s intake once they have started incorporating more fiber into their diet.
How much fiber does each recipe provide?
You and your client will see daily totals for the fiber as you review the menu options. The Better Nutrition Program also combined intakes into a daily total, for ease of understanding and use.
Are there any foods that my younger clients should eat or avoid to improve fiber absorption?
Water! Water helps fiber work better. Encourage kids to drink enough water as you increase their fiber intake.
Should I recommend a fiber supplement?
Try recommending these fiber-rich foods first, and then assess whether a fiber supplement is necessary. Visit the Better Nutrition Supplement Store to see our approved choices.