Carbohydrate Requirements


How many carbohydrates do you need to intake each day?

How much carbohydrates - adults?

Based on current nutrition, adults need to have the following carbohydrate intake requirement each day:

  • 45% - 65% of total daily calories (or kilojoules)
Based on current nutrition, adults need to have 45%-65% carbohydrate intake requirement of total daily calories each day

How much carbohydrates - children and teenagers?

Based on current nutrition, children and teenages need to have the following carbohydrate intake requirement each day:

  • Children (4-8 yrs): 40-60% of total daily calories (or kilojoules)
  • Children (9-13 yrs): 40-60% of total daily calories (or kilojoules)
  • Children (14-18 yrs): 45-65% of total daily calories (or kilojoules)

How much carbohydrates - babies and infants?

Based on current nutrition, babies and infants need to have the following carbohydrate intake requirement each day:

  • Babies (0-12mths): 40-60% of total daily calories (or kilojoules)
  • Infants (1-3 yrs): 40-60% of total daily calories (or kilojoules)

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