Estimated Calorie Requirements

Estimated Calorie Requirements

 

Estimated amounts of calories needed to maintain energy balance for various gender and age groups at three different levels of physical activity. The estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories and were determined using the Institute of Medicine equation.

Gender

Age (years)

Sedentary

Moderately Active

   Active

Child

   2-3

            1,000

             1,000-1,400

1,000-1,400

Female

   4-8

9-13

14-18

19-30

31-50

51+

            1,200

1,600

1,800

2,000

1,800

1,600

             1,400-1,600

1,600-2,000

2,000

2,000-2,200

2,000

1,800

1,400-1,800

1,800-2,200

2,400

2,400

2,200

2,000-2,200

Male

  4-8

9-13

14-18

19-30

31-50

51+

            1,400

1,800

2,200

2,400

2,200

2,000

             1,400-1,600

1,800-2,200

2,400-2,800

2,600-2,800

2,400-2,600

2,200-2,400

1,600-2,000

2,000-2,600

2,800-3,200

3,000

2,800-3,000

2,400-2,800

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