RDI Tables for Children 9-13 years

RDI Tables for Children 9-13 years

Author -  Emily Hope

RDI tables for carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals for children 9-13 years.

Vitamin and Mineral RDIs for Children 9-13 years

Nutrient

Recommended Dietary Intake per day

Vitamin A (retinol equivalents)

600µg

Vitamin B12

1.8µg

Folate (folate equivalents)

300µg

Vitamin C

40mg

Vitamin D

AI1 = 5µg

Vitamin E

Boys: AI1 = 6mg
Girls: AI1 = 8mg

Vitamin K

AI1 = 45µg

Calcium

 9-11 years = 1000mg
12 -13 years = 1300mg

Iodine

120µg

Iron

8mg

Zinc

6mg

Selenium

50µg

Sodium

AI1 = 400-800mg

 1AI = Adequate Intake. An adequate Intake is used when an RDI cannot be determined. It is the average daily nutrient intake level based on observed or experimentally determined estimates of nutrient intakes by a group of apparently healthy people that are assumed to be adequate. 

Carbohydrate, protein, fat & fibre RDIs for children 9-13 years

Nutrient

Recommended Dietary Intake per day

Carbohydrate

5-6 servings per day1

Protein

Boys: 40g
Girls: 35g

Linoleic Acid

Boys: 10g
Girls: 8g

α-Linolenic Acid

Boys: 1.0g
Girls: 0.8g

Dietary Fibre

Boys: 24g
Girls: 20g

 1 Ministry of Health. Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People (aged 2-18 years): A Background Paper – Draft for consultation.  

 
 
 
 
 
 

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