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When it comes to kids and their intake of protein, there's a lot of conflicting information out there. There are some powders that are definitely not for kids, some we would avoid completely. But there are also beautifully crafted natural protein powders on the market that would, not only be adequate for children, but very beneficial. So, are protein powders safe for children?
I’m nutritionist Sam Wooldridge and in this article I will provide you with the science, plus some relevant clinical information about kids and protein. In short - yes, protein is okay to give your kids.
|Age||Estimated average requirement||Recommended dietary intake|
|1-3 yr||12 g/day (0.92 g/kg)||14 g/day (1.08 g/kg)|
|4-8 yr||16 g/day (0.73 g/kg)||20 g/day (0.91 g/kg)|
|9-13 yr||31 g/day (0.78 g/kg)||40 g/day (0.94 g/kg)|
|14-18 yr||49 g/day (0.76 g/kg)||65 g/day (0.99 g/kg)|
|9-13 yr||24 g/day (0.61 g/kg)||35 g/day (0.87 g/kg)|
|14-18 yr||35 g/day (0.62 g/kg)||45 g/day (0.77 g/kg)|
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