Protein provides important nutrients. The nutrients in this food group help children grow!Those nutrients help build and repair tissues, and help regulate body functions. Consuming foods in the protein group give children the nutrients to develop muscles that will help them jump high and run fast. The key nutrient in the protein group is protein. Protein is the nutrient used to build and repair tissues!
Another nutrient found in the protein group is iron, which is very important for giving the body the oxygen it needs to move and learn.
Foods in the protein group also contain some B-vitamins that help children move. While B-vitamins don’t give the body energy, they do help the body to get energy from carbohydrates,proteins, and fat.