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What is the daily recommendation for fiber intake?

In 2002, the guidelines for adequate intakes of total fiber were established as:

  • Children 1-3y: 19g/d
  • Children 4-8y: 25g/d
  • Boys 9-13y: 31g/d
  • Girls 9-13y: 26g/d
In general, adults need 25-35g/day. If you get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day you will meet your needs. July, 2012

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