Cover Image

PAPERBACK
$48.00



View/Hide Left Panel

few pregnant and lactating women are likely to participate in the adult care portion of CACFP, their requirements were not considered separately. Their nutrient needs would be somewhat higher than those for most women.

Determination of Body Weights and Heights

Body weight is used to estimate both calorie requirements and protein requirements, and height (length for infants and young children) is also needed to estimate calorie requirements. Therefore, the mean and median body weights and heights were calculated for each age group using anthropometric measures from NHANES 2003–2004. Table 3-2 shows the results by gender and age group.

Estimation of Calorie Requirements

To compare food group intakes with those recommended by MyPyramid, it was necessary to select an appropriate MyPyramid pattern for each age group. Because the patterns are determined by calorie requirements, an estimation of calorie needs was made for each CACFP age group, based on

TABLE 3-2 Calculated Mean and Median Body Weights and Heights by Age Group Based on NHANES 2003–2004

Age and Gender Group

Mean Body Weight (kg)

Median Body Weight (kg)

Mean Height (cm)

Median Height (cm)

1 year

11.6

11.5

82.2a

81.8a

2–4 years

16.1

15.9

99.2

99.1

5–10 years

 

 

 

 

Males

30.6

28.5

129.1

129.1

Females

31.2

27.9

129.5

128.9

11–13 years

 

 

 

 

Males

54.3

51.8

157.5

156.7

Females

53.6

51.4

155.7

155.6

14–18 years

 

 

 

 

Males

73.0

69.7

174.7

175.2

Females

63.2

59.5

161.9

161.9

19–59 years

 

 

 

 

Males

88.0

85.7

177.0

177.3

Females

75.3

70.7

163.1

163.1

≥ 60 years

 

 

 

 

Males

87.3

85.5

174.7

174.8

Females

73.0

70.3

160.4

160.1

NOTE: kg = kilogram; NA = not applicable; NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

aRecumbent lengths are given for children 1 year old.

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2004.



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement