Animal Proteins are Key to Cognitive and Physical Development

Infancy, childhood, and adolescence are measured by many demanding physical and cognitive milestones. Babies’ first goals are to double their birth weight, then sit-up, crawl, and walk. We watch as toddlers learn to run, jump, and recite their ABCs. Teenagers demonstrate expanding intelligence and physical capabilities. Proper nutrition is required for the mind and body to fully develop in support of this explosive growth.

According to the USDA’s MyPlate program(1), a balanced diet of proper calories and nutrients should be made up of approximately the following: