The ideal protein is a complete protein, which contains all of the essential amino acids in the right proportions. Animal foods, such as milk, meat, and fish are complete proteins.
Iron-rich foods include lean red meats, turkey, eggs, lamb, fish, and seafood. Iron is also found in beans, broccoli, spinach, and dried fruit.
Zinc is found in meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products, as well as whole grains, dried beans, and whole nuts.
Seafood and liver are good sources of DHA. Some growing-up milks, such as Illuma® 3, are fortified with DHA.
Although many parents use cow's milk to round out their toddler's diet, cow's milk is not ideal for nourishing young children.