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Yogurt - A Good Source of Protein

Daily intake for protein varies for different groups of people, but in general the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that most Americans choose the equivalent of two to three servings of high-protein foods each day. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are required to consume higher levels of protein.

Protein is vital for children's proper growth and development. Follow these guidelines to make sure your child is getting the right amount each day:

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) of Protein for Children 
 

Age Group (years)

RDA (g/day)

1-3

13g

4-8

19g

9-13

34g

14-18

52g (boys), 46g (girls)

Source: Food and Nutrition Board,
Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
 
When purchasing food products, read the Nutrition Facts panel on the side or back. Protein is listed in both grams and percent Daily Value based on a 2000-calorie diet to help consumers keep tabs on their daily protein intake.
 
 
Did You Know?
An average eight-ounce serving of live and active culture contains approximately 20 percent of the Daily Value for protein. Yogurt is so protein-dense that it is now considered a meat alternative by the USDA in its school meals program.




 
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