What are your Daily Caloric Needs?

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These estimated daily calorie needs are from the USDA (The US Department of Agriculture)

An "active" individual is characterized by a lifestyle of walking more than 3 miles per day at 3-4 mph in addition to light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life.

A "Sedentary" individual includes only the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life.

Children Sedentary Active
2–3 years 1,000 1,400

Females
4–8 years 1,200 1,800
9–13 1,600 2,200
14–18 1,800 2,400
19–30 2,000 2,400
31–50 1,800 2,200
51+ 1,600 2,200

Males
4–8 years 1,400 2,000
9–13 1,800 2,600
14–18 2,200 3,200
19–30 2,400 3,000
31–50 2,200 3,000
51+ 2,000 2,800

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