Daily Food Plan for Preschoolers

Protein Foods Group

Go Lean with Protein

Help your child learn to eat and enjoy a variety of Protein Foods from this food group — including seafood, meat, poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, nuts and seeds. Eating foods in the Protein Foods group provides nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your preschooler's body. For example, all kids need protein to help them grow.

Do Protein Foods bring out the picky eater in your preschooler? Learn more about picky eating.

Choose foods from the Protein Foods group that are low in solid fats. Solid fats are mainly saturated fats, and foods high in saturated fat tend to raise blood cholesterol levels. Include a variety of lean meat and poultry choices in your meals. Include seafood and beans and peas in meals often.

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