I’ve wondered for years how to figure out how many calories a day kids need and today I came across this ratio on SFGate.com:
If your child is within a healthy weight range, you can use his body weight to help estimate his calorie needs. According to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, infants need 41 to 55 calories per pound of body weight, 1- to 7-year-olds require 34 to 41 calories per pound, kids ages 7 to 12 need 27 to 34 calories per pound and pre-teens and teens ages 12 to 18 require 14 to 27 calories per pound of body weight each day.
Since we need nutrition rich calories for our bodies, why not for our souls too? How many Christ calories a day does a kid need?