Calorie and Nutrition Needs for Kids
Is it necessary to know how many calories your child needs? Or are their nutrient needs more important?
Ever wonder how many calories your child really needs? Most dietitians and pediatricians tend to agree that as long as a child eats a balanced diet and keeps a healthy weight, counting calories is not really needed.
Calorie guidelines, though, can be useful for parents whose children may be struggling with being overweight or underweight. In these cases, it can help to have a general sense of how many calories your child should be striving for.