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Food label on cottage cheese

Food label on cottage cheese

Find out for yourself how much protein is in different things that you eat. Go to the store and find all of the foods on this list. From reading the labels, which of these foods have the most protein per serving? Which ones have the least? Make a chart showing how much protein each kind of food has.

  • hamburger
  • lentils
  • whole wheat bread
  • mozzarella cheese
  • whole milk
  • skim milk
  • ice cream
  • tofu
  • eggs
  • frozen shrimp
  • refried beans
  • chocolate

A kid about 9-13 years old is supposed to eat about 34 grams of protein a day, according to the United States government and the United Nations. How much of each of these foods would you need to eat in order to get enough protein?

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Bibliography and further reading about protein:

Nutrition: What’s in the Food We Eat, by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and William Munoz (1992). Easy reading.

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