Kids & Constipation: Diet Tips for Every Age

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Eileen Behan on Mar 17, 2009 at 2:47PM

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a Eileen Behan on Mar 17, 2009 at 2:47PM

If you worry about constipation you are not alone—up to one-third of our children suffer from the problem. For most kids, a few simple changes can make the unpleasant condition disappear: more plant foods (whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit for fiber), more exercise (to stimulate the digestive tract), and more time on the toilet (because exercise and diet won’t work if your child ignores the urge). Here, some tips to help them—at any age.

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