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How often should a 1 year old get protein throughout the day?

Mine eats protein only about twice per day. Do you think that is enough?
14 months.


Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (3)
  • Just as often as bigger people. Most Americans eat too much protein. Protein is found in more foods than you think: legumes, whole grains, etc.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • A one year old only needs 0.55 grams per pound of weight a day. Her weight x .55 = Grams of protien needed.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:02 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • To avoid making yourself nuts, try to look across what your toddler eats over a week rather than meal by meal or day by day. Toddlers are notoriously funky eaters. Also, keep in mind that milk has protein as do many grains/beans. If you offer milk at each meal, your child is already getting at least some protein. I typically offer fruits/grains and milk at breakfast then some sort of meat or whole grain pasta along with fruits/veggies at lunch and dinner. I offer snacks at least partially based on what he has or hasn't eaten much of recently.

    Answer by momofryan07 at 2:14 PM on Mar. 30, 2010