Protein Education Materials

The materials in this tool kit will explore the important roles that protein serves in the body, current dietary protein recommendations, optimal protein intake recommendations for adults and how healthcare professionals can use new research to provide appropriate counsel for patients and clients.

This tool kit has been approved for continuing education by the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. After reviewing the 10-page tool kit, click here to complete a short evaluation and receive the appropriate continuing education certificate from your professional organization.

These fact sheets provide healthcare professionals and consumer with additional information about the role of protein throughout the life span and will help healthcare professionals communicate with patients and clients on the value of high-quality protein foods and how they fit into an affordable, nutrient-rich diet.

Eating protein at each meal and snack can help you meet your daily protein needs and keep you going throughout the day. These meal and snack ideas are easy to prepare, include nutrient-rich foods from each food group and provide at least 25 grams of high-quality protein per meal. This sample menu provides 1,600 calories and can be used as a base to adjust for lower or higher daily calorie diets.

Protein is found in foods that come from both animals and plants, but the quality of protein is not the same in these foods.

Download to learn more about the latest research regarding muscle maintenance, weight loss, energy, blood sugar maintenance and weight management.

Research shows that diets with increased protein intake can improve adult health and provide benefits for treatment or prevention of diseases including obesity, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart and sarcopenia.

Protein Education Materials

USDA Monthly Cost of Proteins Chart

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