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How many servings of protein does my child need each day?

Foods such as meat, fish and beans provide protein in the diet which is responsible for growth and iron and to help the body function. Your child needs 2 servings from this food group per day.
One serving is 3oz.
 
Here are some of our tips when it comes to keeping your child healthy:
  • Choose lean or low-fat meat and poultry
  • Opt for fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, trout and herring
  • Broil, grill, roast or boil instead of frying
  • Eat more fish, beans and peas instead of meat or poultry as a meal or side dish
  • Choose nuts as snacks on salads, or to replace meat or poultry in main dishes.

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