Fiber is Functional: Fiber Intake and Quality of Life

Purpose: To understand why it is a team approach to insure that your residents get enough fiber throughout the day. To emphasize that adequate fiber intake can help lessen some health concerns and improve the overall quality of life for your residents.

Objectives: By the end of this training module, participants should be able to:

  • Define fiber.

  • List at least two health benefits associated with a high fiber diet.

  • Understand constipation and potential causes.

  • Demonstrate practical ways to increase fiber intake.