Why kids need fiber (VIDEO)

Why kids need fiber (VIDEO)

How to make sure kids get the fiber they need to keep their intestines healthy

Maria Oliva-Hemker, MD

Dr. Oliva-Hemker is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Stermer Family Professor of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Professor ...

Kids need fiber to keep their intestines healthy and the bacteria inside keep their bodies healthy too. But they often don't get enough. Dr. Oliva-Hemker, Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Johns Hopkins University, spoke to an audience of physicians and dietitians at a symposium co-sponsored by Nutrition4Kids and The Children's Care Network or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, to help them understand the importance of fiber for kids and how they can get it.

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