Our expert says:
I am aware of the use of kilojoules and kilocalories, but if you read all the publications intended for the public then the units of energy that are used are calories (NOT kilocalories) and kilojoules. The term “calorie” has been adopted in general parlance for the kilocalorie. I do not believe it my role to start the task of changing this method of referring to energy in the non-metric system as it will cause a great deal of confusion. Transmitting nutrition messages is difficult enough as it is. As a nutrition expert you will understand that there is often a difference between the terminology used for communicating with your peers and transmitting messages to individuals who are not experts in the field.
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