A 40-year-old male asked:
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How much calories should my 13 year old child need to eat to maintain his weight?(boy) he weighs 113 and he is 5'3.

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Dr. Debra Tang
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Calories: A teenage boy needs 2200-3200 calories per day depending on how active he is and at what stage of development he is. He should be eating a balanced diet and not getting the majority if those calories from junk food and fast food. A growing child needs plenty of calcium and vitamin d, so if he isn't getting enough dairy, have him take 1-2 calcium supplement(s).
Answered on May 2, 2019
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