Protein for Kids
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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