The number of servings of meat you need to eat in a day depends on your gender, age, and activity level. For children under 6, the majority of women, and more senior adults, 2 servings (or a total of 5 ounces of meat) every day should provide the necessary protein. Older children, teenaged girls, very active women, and the majority of men need 2 slightly larger servings per day, for a total of 6 ounces of meat each day.
Teen boys and active men should consume 3 servings of meat each day for a total of 7 ounces. The protein found in meat helps to fuel your body and build muscle, so be sure to consume the appropriate amount for your lifestyle.