Age Specific Nutrition: 4 – 8 Years Old

  • In this age group, daily energy intake is recommended around 1200-2000 kcal for boys and around 1200-1800 kcal for girls, and 25-35% of this should be met from fats.
  • Daily iron intake is recommended as 10 mg/day, calcium intake 1000 mg/day, zinc intake 5 mg/day.
  • Daily consumption of 2.5-3 glasses/portion of milk/dairy product is recommended
  • Daily consumption of 100-150 grams of protein is recommended
  • A daily intake of 4-5 servings of grain is recommended
  • Consumption of 3 servings of legumes per week is recommended
  • It is recommended to consume 1-1.5 portions of fruit daily
  • Red meat / white meat should be consumed 2-3 portions per week. It is also recommended to consume 2-3 servings of fish per week
  • Consumption of 100% fruit juice should be limited to 120-180 ml
  • It is recommended to consume 1.5-2 portions of vegetables per day
  • Daily oil intake is recommended as 4 teaspoons
  • The intake of products such as confectionery, jam, sweets should be limited to 100-130 calories per day
  • Daily fluid consumption should be around 6-7 glasses