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Unformatted text preview: consume you should use the age + 5 rule. This means that if you have a 7 year old child they should have a fiber intake of 12. The age of the child (7) + 5 would equal the amount of fiber. Once they reach an adult diet level they should be taking in 25-30 grams of fiber (Van Horn, 1997). I did not know before reading the article how to calculate how much fiber a child should intake. I also did not know that fibers can help keep off unwanted weight. I never though that fiber was a way to keep the body full. That was something new for me! Reference: American Heart Association. (2011). Whole Grains and Fiber . Retrieved from http://www.americanheart.org/presenter Van Horn, L. (1997). Circulation . American Heart Association. Retrieved from http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/95/12/2701#SEC7 Grosvenor, M. B., & Smolin, L. A. (2006). Nutrition Everyday Choices . Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc....
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