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This article discusses protein, specifically protein quality, and its role in weight management, metabolic activity, and muscle-mass maintenance; complementary and alternative protein sources; and appropriate protein quantities.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 2020, 8018, 2070, 8130
Performance Indicators: 10.4.3, 11.2.6, 8.1.1
- Describe the differing methods for determining protein quality, specifically scoring systems based on the inclusion of essential amino acids
- Identify complementary protein sources that allow for complete proteins to be created in menus and within the diet
- Describe the benefits of plant-based protein sources and compare those to meat-based sources in terms of protein quality, leucine content and overall nutrient-profile