Asked by: Ionita Niehuisen
Asked in category: healthy living, nutrition
Last Updated: 29th Nov 2023

How can I increase protein in my child's diet?

Recommendation for protein (Grams protein required each day): Children aged 1-3: 13g
Other Good Protein Sources:
  1. Soy Milk.
  2. Eggs.
  3. Cheese.
  4. Peanut butter
  5. You can eat lean meats, poultry and fish.
  6. Beans, tofu and lentils are all legumes.
  7. Grains include bread and pasta.
  8. Nuts and seeds

Children can also drink protein shakes.

Children who are very active may require more protein than adults, but they don't have to consume as much as adults. Protein shakes can be a great way to ensure your child is getting enough protein in their diet.

A 12 year-old can also drink protein shakes. The Institute of Medicine recommends that teens consume 34g of protein per day, 46g for girls aged 14-18, and 52g for boys. Whey protein powder is a popular choice. It contains 24 grams per serving.

Just so: At what age can a child drink protein shakes?

It is easier for younger children to digest: Children aged 4-9 years need 19g of protein daily. between 9 to 13 require 34g. It varies according to gender for adolescents aged 14-18: Girls need 46 grams, while boys need 52 grams.

What foods can help increase baby's weight?

Let's look at seven healthy foods that kids can eat to lose weight.

  • Potatoes. This humble vegetable is high in carbohydrates, amino acid, and dietary fiber, which makes weight gain a healthy affair.
  • Eggs.
  • Bananas.
  • Dairy products
  • Chicken and other lean meats
  • Dry fruits
  • Oats.