Every parent wants to ensure their family is eating well and staying happy. The impact of a poor diet can be seen at many levels in young children: in poor behaviour, slow growth or an inability to meet developmental milestones.
My family life is busy - yours is too, right? - and great nutrition fuels that and keeps us well.
To do their job of going to school and learning, children need the right balance of vitamins and minerals too. They need the energy to concentrate in the classroom, to be able to participate in sports and enjoy all the extracurricular activities they’re involved in.
The amount of protein children need varies according to many factors, including activity and age.
We know that health experts say children actually need more protein than adults as their bodies are still growing.
Australia’s respected National Health and Medical Research Council tells us lean red meat plays a major role in our diets and that three to four serves each week is recommended.
So how does red meat help children perform better at school?
Vitamin B12 – aids memory function and helps make your DNA and red blood cells. This important vitamin can’t be sourced through plant foods.
There's some food for thought.