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How can I sneak fiber into my 2-year-old's diet? She is not allowed to eat nuts or processed meats like hot dogs, vienna sausages or bologna.

Your daughter needs 19 grams of fiber per day for her age group (1-3 years). She can get more fiber in her diet by increasing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables she eats. If she doesn't care for fruits or vegetables, try giving her a high-fiber cereal such as Cheerios or oatmeal. You also can make her sandwiches with whole-grain or whole-wheat breads.

How can I sneak fiber into my 2-year-old's diet? She is not allowed to eat nuts or processed meats like hot dogs, vienna sausages or bologna.

Your daughter needs 19 grams of fiber per day for her age group (1-3 years). She can get more fiber in her diet by increasing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables she eats. If she doesn't care for fruits or vegetables, try giving her a high-fiber cereal such as Cheerios or oatmeal. You also can make her sandwiches with whole-grain or whole-wheat breads.

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