Meat is an important food in the diet for children and adolescents because it provides significant amounts of proteins, fats, micronutrients such as iron and zinc as well as vitamins. Protein in meat are biologically complete since these provide a good deal of essential amino acids. There is evidence that children who eat meat regularly grow healthier, taller and more intelligent compared to vegetarians.
Over and above high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, fish is a unique source of healthy fats such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Mind you, DHA is essential for child’s developing brain, nervous system and eyesight.