Table 1

Recommendations for daily fibre intake for children

CountrySourceYear of recommendationDaily fibre recommendation
UKUK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition12 2015Age 2–5 years: 15 g/day
Age 5–11 years: 20 g/day
Age 11–16 years: 25 g/day
Age 16–18 years: 30 g/day
EUEuropean Food Safety Authority11 2019Age 1–3 years: 10 g/day
Age 4–6 years: 14 g/day
Age 7–10 years: 16 g/day
Age 11–14 years: 19 g/day
USAWilliams et al 9 1995Age plus 5 g/day for those over 2 years (minimum) up to 10 g/day (maximum)
Institute of Medicine (Institute of Medicine; Stephen et al)8 10 2005Age 1–3 years: 19 g per 1000 kcal
Age 4–8 years: 25 g per 1000 kcal
  • EU, European Union.