This chart contains recommended daily calories, fat, protein and carbohydrates based on your child’s age, gender, and activity level.
To read the chart, start with your child’s gender on the left, then find your child’s age, and estimated activity level across the top to find the recommended calorie intake. The calorie estimate can be used to guide what your child needs to eat each day.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean protein (chicken, turkey, beans, lentils, tofu, nonfat dairy) will fill your child up with fewer calories.
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DISCLAIMER: This chart uses 30% for fat–which is the most it should be. A more modest intake of 20% of calories as fat is recommended, so think of the grams of fat given here as a maximum.
To print your copy, download the file here.