TABLE 1.

Recommended Intakes of High-Quality Reference Protein and Calories for Normal Healthy Individuals Based on 1989 RDA

Age (Years)Weight (kg)Protein (g/kg/day)Energy (kcal/kg/day)
Infants
 0–0.562.2108
 0.5–191.698
Children
 1–3131.2102
 4–6201.190
 7–10281.070
Males
 11–14451.055
 15–18660.945
 19+72–790.840
Females
 11–14461.047
 15–18550.840
 19+58–650.838
PregnancyAdd 10 g/dAdd 300 kcal/d
Lactation, 1st 6 moAdd 15 g/dAdd 500 kcal/d
Lactation, 2nd 6 moAdd 12 g/dAdd 500 kcal/d
  • Adapted from Food and Nutrition Board, National Research Council. Recommended Dietary Allowances. 10th ed. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1989.