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Protein is an essential nutrient for your growth. Your body organs, muscles, cells and tissues all need protein to grow and renew themselves. High quality protein comes from lean (low fat) meat and fish sources as well as from plant sources such as quinoa, nuts, seeds, beans and lentils.

If you don't get enough quality protein in your diet it can affect your physical strength and development. You are likely to become tired and fatigued easily. In extremely poor countries, some children can develop a serious medical condition called Kwashiorkor through a severe lack of protein.

Children are generally recommended to have two servings of protein per day but if you eat extra protein this is unlikely to cause you a problem.

If you suffer an allergic reaction or are intolerant to protein, make sure all carers including your school know about it. Some possible proteins that may cause an allergy are casein (milk protein), gluten (wheat protein), peanut proteins or seafood proteins although this list is far from comprehensive.

 

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"Pre-School Numbers and Food Matching" activity ages 3 - 6

"Pre-School Numbers and Food Matching" activity

In this preschool activity, you need to match the number cards (1,2,3 and 5) against the amount of food types (nuts, beans,....Read More

 


"My Plate Protein Sheet" printout activity ages 6 - 8

"My Plate Protein Sheet" printout activity

Can you name the foods and match them to the food group? The food groups shown are 'protein', 'vegetables', 'fruits' and 'grains'. Print out the sheet and see if you....Read More

 


"Portion Sizes" worksheet ages 6 - 8

"Portion Sizes" worksheet

Learn how to estimate portion sizes of protein by printing out this cool sheet. It compares your protein sizes to everyday household items like an iPod, ping-pong ball, baseball and golf ball. Presented proteins include fish fillet, cooked....Read More

 


"Flash card memory" activity ages 6 - 8

"Flash card memory" activity

In this activity you need to printout the worksheet, cut out the protein foods and test your memory with the flash cards. The six protein foods to cut out are eggs, peanuts,....Read More

 


"Meat and Beans" colouring sheet activity ages 6 - 8

"Meat and Beans" colouring sheet activity

This printable gives you some great facts about the benefits of protein sources. There are some fascinating insights into "beans", "meat & beans", "muscles", "nuts & seeds",....Read More

 


"Find the Proteins" worksheet activity ages 6 - 8

"Find the Proteins" worksheet activity

Print out the activity worksheet then circle the proteins in the foods you can see. Some of the foods shown are potato chips,....Read More

 


"Food matching and colouring worksheet" activity ages 6 - 8

"Food matching and colouring worksheet" activity

In this activity, you need to match the food pictured to the names and then colour them all in! Foods shown are 'egg', 'sausage', 'walnut', 'crab', 'lamb', 'beans', 'ham', 'trout', 'chicken', 'steak', 'peanut....Read More

 


"Protein Memory Pairs" activity ages 6 - 8

"Protein Memory Pairs" activity

In this memory activity, you first need to print out the cards, cut them out and play a cool matching pairs game. There are four pairs of cards to match....Read More

 


"Protein Counting and Writing" activity ages 6 - 8

"Protein Counting and Writing" activity

In this activity, you need to print out the worksheet and trace the numbers next to the Protein food sources. The numbers shown are 1 - 5 and you can trace the number to help you with your writing skills. Items shown are....Read More

 


"Lean Protein Agreement Sheet" activity ages 6 - 8

"Lean Protein Agreement Sheet" activity

First printout the sheet and sign it with a parent or guardian and commit to it and live strong! You are agreeing to be a Heart-Wise Kid so make sure that you....Read More

 


"Lean Protein Tracking Sheet" activity ages 6 - 8

"Lean Protein Tracking Sheet" activity

Print out your very own protein tracking worksheet. Each time you eat lean protein, colour in one square. At the bottom of the worksheet, there is a list of the foods that count as lean protein with also an idea of what....Read More

 


"Pre-coloured Protein Bookmarks" activity ages 6 - 8

"Pre-coloured Protein Bookmarks" activity

Print out your very own colorful protein bookmarks. Cool! There are 3 bookmarks based on the 'Protein-related' theme. Each bookmark has pictures of protein food characters. The bookmarks are....Read More

 


"Colour your own Protein Bookmarks" activity ages 6 - 8

"Colour your own Protein Bookmarks" activity

Print out your very own protein bookmarks then color them yourself. Cool! There are 3 bookmarks based on the 'Protein-related' theme. Each bookmark has pictures of protein food characters. The book marks are black and white and....Read More

 


"Protein Food Group learning Certificate" activity ages 6 - 8

"Protein Food Group learning Certificate" activity

Print out your very own certificate for learning all about protein. This is a colorful sheet to show that you really do know your facts....Read More

 


"Protein Food Group Wordsearch Game 1" activity ages 6 - 8

"Protein Food Group Wordsearch Game 1" activity

Print out and use all of the Protein related words. Find the 7 words hidden in the letter grid. These words are 'pork', 'fish', 'beans', 'beef',....Read More

 


"Protein Food Group Wordsearch Game 2" activity ages 6 - 8

"Protein Food Group Wordsearch Game 2" activity

Print out and use all of the Protein related words. Find the 13 words hidden in the letter grid. The words are 'chicken', 'soybeans', 'pork', 'fish', 'beans', 'beef', 'walnuts', 'protein', 'seeds',....Read More

 


"MyPlate Colouring Protein Worksheet" activity ages 6 - 8

"MyPlate Colouring Protein Worksheet" activity

Print out your myplate picture with protein as the feature for coloring in! The five food groups are shown ('fruits', 'vegetables', 'grains', 'dairy' and 'protein') with pictures of the food characters. Print....Read More

 


"Colouring Protein Worksheet" activity ages 6 - 8

"Colouring Protein Worksheet" activity

Your task in this activity is to print out the black and white picture and then color in the Protein foods ('meat', 'beans', 'nuts' and 'eggs') so that you can put it on....Read More

 


"Pointers on Protein" video ages 11 - 16

"Pointers on Protein" video

This video contains nutritional information about protein including how a chef in London called Nabil makes a beautiful steak sandwich with tenderloin steak. Technical information is given on the typical protein requirements for various ages of children as well as foods that provide good sources of protein. The difference....Read More

 

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