Give Fiber a High-Five

It’s time to give fiber a high-five. How do you do that? Take a look at our new High Five to High Fiber poster and you’ll see.

Kids and adults alike will love this colorful poster that features vibrant photos of real high fiber foods, all within the outline of a hand giving a high-five.

Why a high-five to fiber-rich foods? Consider these five points from the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans:

  1. Dietary fiber is considered a dietary component of public health concern for the general U.S. population because low intakes are associated with health concerns.
  2. Dietary patterns that do not meet recommended intakes of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains contribute to low intakes of dietary fiber.
  3. More than 90 percent of women and 97 percent of men do not meet recommended intakes for dietary fiber.
  4. Whole grains are consumed below recommended levels for children of all ages.
  5. Fruit and vegetable intake decreases as children get older and by late adolescence (18-21yrs), average fruit and vegetable consumption is about half of the recommended range of intake.

This isn’t good news for Americans, but the High Five to High Fiber poster doesn’t dwell on the negative. It stays positive, with the simple message that all the beautiful fruits, grains, nuts, vegetables, and legumes pictured contain dietary fiber.

As a bonus, the poster is also great for teaching about a plant-based diet.

So let’s all give a high-five to high fiber foods!

Hollis Bass, MEd, RD, LD

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updated on 10-2-2022