TABLE C-5 Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges

 

Range (% of energy)

Macronutrient

Children, 1–3 y

Children, 4–18 y

Adults

Fat

30–40

25–35

20–35

n-6 polyunsaturated fats (linoleic acid)

5–10

5–10

5–10

n-3 polyunsaturated fatsa (α-linolenic acid)

0.6–1.2

0.6–1.2

0.6–1.2

Carbohydrate

45–65

45–65

45–65

Protein

5–20

10–30

10–35

aApproximately 10% of the total can come from longer-chain n-3 fatty acids.

SOURCE: IOM (2002a).



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