Children's Nutrition Research Center

Children's Nutrition Research Center

Healthy Eating Calculator

Find out how many calories to eat each day and how much of the different food groups are needed to provide those calories for a healthy diet for ages 2 to 20 years.

The pie chart will be filled out based on your information with the details about:

  • Food group servings
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Calories
  • Activity

First please fill in the form below so the calculator can reveal your values in the pie chart.

DOB (mm/dd/yyyy): A value is required.  Please enter a Date.   Measurement Units: Please select a valid item. Please select an item.  

Weight: A value is required.  Please enter a Number.  The entered value is less than the minimum required.  The entered value is greater than the maximum allowed.  Height:    Gender: Please select 'Male' or 'Female'. Please select a Gender.     

After clicking on the "Calculate" button above, observe the values based on your information in the pie chart.

Next Click on the different activity level images to see what happens to the amount of food you need when you change your physical activity level.

Finally click on each pie piece to get more detail about each item.

The Healthy Eating Plan Calculator provides general dietary guidance for feeding healthy, normal weight children over the age of 4 based on the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Institute of Medicine's nutritional recommendations for children. This information is provided for educational purposes and should not take the place of advice and recommendations of a personal physician.