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Posted by: Carol-Ann Parsons | 2009/08/28

Kilojoule counting

Please could you advise what the average kilojoule intake for the following should be:
Male- aged 49
Female- aged 44
Male- aged 17
Male- aged 13
I would like to try and show them how much rubbish they are actually consuming in a day.
Thanks

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Dear Carol-Ann
According to international tables, the average kJ intake that is recommended for the sex and age groups you list, is as follows:
Females aged 25-50: 9200 kJ
Males aged 11-14: 10500 kJ
Males aged 15-18: 12600 kJ
Males aged 25-50: 11600 kJ
Hope this helps
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