Meals and Nutrition
What is the protein content in Nurture Life meals?
We follow strict nutrition guidelines, which were developed using a combination of recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, USDA MyPlate serving suggestions, American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and clinical nutrition knowledge of our registered dietitians. Our portions have been designed to provide a balanced meal that meets approximately one third of the nutrition needs for the day per age range.
Protein is an essential nutritional building block and should be included in a balanced diet. We offer lean, antibiotic-free proteins in our meals, from a variety of real food sources like chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, salmon, eggs, whole grains, legumes, dairy and tofu to help your child expand their palate.
Here are our protein standards:
Age recommendation: 1 – 4 years
Protein content: At least 6g protein per meal
Examples: Our Chicken Meatballs with Pasta & Vegetables has 15g protein and our Lentil Meatballs with Ratatouille has 7g protein
Age recommendation: 5 – 12 years
Protein content: At least 8g protein per meal
Examples: Our Pesto & Cheese Ravioli has 11g protein and our Chicken Bites with Mashed Yams & Green Beans has 23g protein
Teen & Adult Meals
Age recommendation: 13 & Up
Protein content: At least 10g protein per meal
Examples: Our Teriyaki Salmon with Rainbow Veggie Rice has 29g protein and our Veggie Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella has 22g protein
Baby Stage 3
Age recommendation: 10 – 24 months
Protein content: Our goal is to simply include a protein source
Examples: Our Carrot, English Pea & Sweet Potato has 5g protein and our Beef Meatloaf, Broccoli & Butternut Squash has 8g protein