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What Do You Know About Fiber?1

Jennifer Hillan and Claudia Peñuela2

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What Do You Know About Fiber?

This publication includes types and benefits of fiber. It also addresses how to include more fiber in the diet.

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This document is FCS8689, one of a series of the Family Youth and Community Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date June 2001. Revised January 2003 and October 2010. Visit the EDIS website at


Jennifer Hillan, MSH, RD, LD/N, former ENAFS nutrition educator/trainer; and Claudia Peñuela, EFNEP assistant in nutrition, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL 32611

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.