How much protein do Indian children need?

Parentree-editors 2009-07-20 10:06:34

Indian children have differing protein needs based on their age.

1-3 years: 22 grams/day
4-6 years: 30 grams/day
7-9 years: 41 grams/day

10-12 years (Boy): 54 grams/day
10-12 years (Girl): 57 grams/day

13-15 years (Boy): 70 grams/day
13-15 years (Girl): 65 grams/day

16-18 years (Boy): 78 grams/day
16-18 years (Girl): 63 grams/day

References

1. "Nutritive Value Indian Foods", a publication of the National Instititue of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad.  Authors: C. Gopalan, B.V. Rama Sastri, S.C. Balasubramanian, B.S. Narasinga Rao, T.G. Deosthale, K.C. Pant


 

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