Protein in young children’s diets

Posted on November 27th, 2017

Giving your child the correct nutrition will give them a strong foundation. Protein is extremely important as a nutrient for your child’s growth and development and works as the body’s and brain’s building blocks.

Protein in kids diets

Protein is found in many different foods, such as red meat, fish, chicken, eggs and dairy. Plant proteins are found in foods like lentils, beans and chickpeas.

Your child should ideally get two to three servings of protein per day. Nestlé NANKID OPTIPRO 4, as a source of protein, can be included in your child’s diet as part of their daily protein servings.

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Nestlé NANKID OPTIPRO 4 contains Optimised Protein and is a scientifically formulated drink for growing children aged three to five years. It also contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, making it perfect for growing bodies and minds.

When it comes to your child’s eating habits, setting a good example goes a long way in encouraging your child’s healthy choices that will set them up for adulthood. Follow a healthy lifestyle and your children will follow in your footsteps.

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Xanet Scheepers

About Xanet Scheepers

Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.