How much protein do children need?

Have you wondered if your child is getting enough protein? What if your child is a picky eater or refuses to eat meat?
Relax! Children can get their protein intake from other sources besides meat. Little servings throughout the day of dairy, nuts or peanut butter, veggies high in protein can make up for meat protein. Check out these websites!






Cheese

The protein in this kid-friendly snack keeps energy levels high until dinnertime. We like to stick salt-free pretzel sticks into cubes of low-fat cheese to make "satellite snacks," but you can also make cheese more interesting to kids by cutting it into fun shapes with a cookie cutter and making kabobs with your favorite fruit.

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