Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians

Group Particulars Body wt. Net energy Protein
kg Kcal/day g/day
Infants 0-6 months 5.4 92 Kcal/kg/d 1.16 g/kg/d
6-12 months 8.4 80 Kcal/kg/d 1.69 g/kg/d
Children 1-3 years 12.9 1060 16.7
4-6 years 18 1350 20.1
7-9 years 25.1 1690 29.5
Boys 10-12 years 34.3 2190 39.9
Girls 10-12 years 35 2010 40.4
Boys 13-15 years 47.6 2750 54.3
Girls 13-15 years 46.6 2330 51.9
Boys 16-17 years 55.4 3020 61.5
Girls 16-17 years 52.1 2440 55.5
Man Sedentary work 60 2320 60
Moderate work 2730
Heavy work 3490
Woman Sedentary work 55 1900 55
Moderate work 2230
Heavy work 2850
Pregnant women 55 (+)350 82.2
Lactation:      
0-6 months 55 (+)600 77.9
6-12 months (+)520 70.2

Source: National Institute of Nutrition, 2nd edition 2010




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