How many times have you heard that you should feed your kid a balanced meal? Too many to count, we are sure. A healthy meal that is rich in proteins can go a long way in keeping your child happy and healthy.
My 7 year old asked, “Why, Mom? Why do I need protein?” I explained to him, in kid-friendly terms. You might try a version of the following conversation at home to give your own kids a quick nutrition lesson.
Review common protein-rich foods that your kids may be eating and learn if your children are getting enough protein in their diet.
You probably know that animal products like meat, eggs and dairy are good sources of protein. What you may not know is that you don't need to eat meat or cheese to get enough protein. Here are 14 good vegetarian and vegan sources, and tips on how ...
Protein powders seem unwarranted, especially when too much protein can have the undesirable affect of stressing the kidneys and liver and possibly interfering with the body's ability to absorb calcium.
How much protein should your baby or toddler eat? Overall, experts suggest that a maximum of 15 percent of all energy should come from protein for children from 6 to 24 months. This translates to 30 to 45 grams per day, depending on the energy needs.