These are important for growth and body tissue formation. Many protein foods are
rich in essential minerals especially iron, which is important for healthy mental
and physical development in children. Fill ¼ of your kid’s plate with lean protein
sources. Avoid chicken skin, sausages, hotdogs, processed meats and luncheon meats.
Instead serve your kid lean red meat, skinless chicken, fish, turkey, lean cuts,
legumes, nuts, soy based foods and eggs.
1 serving of Protein foods =
30 grams of cooked lean meats, fish, turkey or chicken (size of a matchbox)
½ cup of legumes (beans and peas, lentils, chickpeas)
¼ cup nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts)
As part of a balanced meal give your kid protein amount equivalent to the palm of