Closing the Dietary Fiber Gap: Aligning Dietary Fiber Policy, Research, and Communication

Overview

Few people realize that how dietary fiber is defined has a huge impact on fiber intake and health. This self-study module on dietary fiber will enlighten participants as to the how the variety of definitions of fiber impacts nutrition labeling, food composition databases, and nutrition research design and interpretation as well as how to encourage intakes of foods high in dietary fibers, both intrinsic and added, to help close the significant global dietary fiber gap.

Learning Objectives

After completing this self-study learning module, health professionals will be able to:

  • Discuss the similarities and differences between dietary fibers based on physiological effects.
  • Understand the impacts of divergent versus consistent global definitions of dietary fiber on nutrition labeling, food composition databases, and nutrition research design and interpretation.
  • Encourage intakes of foods high in dietary fibers, both intrinsic and added, to help close the significant global dietary fiber gap.

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