What importance, if any, is there in eating meat, especially for children?

Kids& meat in diet. Meat is a part of soem family's daily diet, & there are plenty of vegetarians who raise thiei kids wihtout meat. Meat is not essential, it is a good source of protein but it is important that the child eat an overall balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks low in saturated fat. Meat has saturated fatsand I have seen some kids eat nothing but meat and this is not healthy.
Meat. Eating lean meat is a good source of protein, fiber and iron. Since most meats have a good amount of fat in them, it is sometimes not recommended because of its saturated fat content that risks elevating the bad or LDL cholesterol.