Why Protein is Essential for Growing Children
Let’s continue our talk about nutrition. Kids are always on the go between school and lessons, but I think it is important to give them the ability to be kids, grab a jump rope and I always encourage them to be the best that they can and never stop growing and learning.
Schedules are tight and we always have snacks for on the go. I’m a big believer in snacks, and think it’s a very much needed boost in between the meals. It keeps them healthy and growing.
Bookmark this one, even though it’s a recent discovery, it’s one of the best ones: TruMoo. We really like the chocolate flavor. Here are the reasons why I love it: It’s completely Non GMO, there are no artificial growth hormones, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, and It provides 8 essential nutrients that are important for kid’s development. It’s a perfect balance of carbs, protein and real cocoa to help kids grow. It has 19g of protein per serving, it’s easy to grab and take on the go, and the kids really like the taste, so it really is a win-win all around.
Why is protein is important for kids:
-next to water, protein is the most abundant substance in the body. -It is vitally important to keep the body’s stores of protein up to maintain the body’s functions, such as brain and muscle development, especially in growing children
-Kids are constantly growing so they need more protein per pound that adults do
-It’s also important to look for animal sources that provide proteins to get additional essential nutrients such as choline, and vitamin b12, while plant-rich sources will give the added fiber and a wide range of additional vitamins and minerals.
With the rapid growth that kids are going through, it’s no wonder that protein is a vital part of the nutritional needs that they have.
Who else is looking for more good choices for protein and nutrition for kids? Would you like me to share more on this, along with other snacks and food ideas that we are using?