Research shows reasons to add fiber to children's products
February 17, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
Tate & Lyle, P.L.C. in recent months has released market research on fiber in the United States and Mexico. In both countries, parents expressed a desire to add fiber to their children’s diets: U.S. findings • Nearly 70% of parents said they believe fiber is an important component to a child’s diet. • Six out of 10 parents said fiber is useful to help maintain or control children’s health. • Thirty-five per cent of parents said they believe the benefit of consuming food or drink products with fiber helps their children with digestion. Mexican findings • Forty-three per cent of parents report actively thinking of including dietary fiber in their children’s diet. • Eighty-two per cent of parents said they agree dietary fiber is an important component of their children’s diets.