Toddlers: RDA for toddlers

What are the nutritional requirements of a toddler?

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The major requirements for toddlers from one year of age to three:

Calories:
Protein:
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Thiamin:
Riboflavin:
Niacin:
Vitamin B6:
Folate:
Calcium:
Iron:
about 1300
16 grams
400ug RE
40 mg
0.7 mg
0.8 mg
9 mg
1.0 mg
50 ug
800mg
10 mg

If you would like to find out the nutrient content of different foods, you should take advantage of the USDA huge database of nutrient analyzed foods. Go to www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl.

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