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  • Writer's pictureDr Chitra Pandya

NUTRITION: READY RECKONER FOR CALCULATIONS

Step 1:

Determine the daily dietary requirement (Calories, Protein) based on Age, Gender, and Type of work.

(Use table 1 and/or 2)



CU : Consumption Unit. One unit represents Recommended Dietary Allowance of energy for a sedentary man




Step 2: Take dietary history including the food items and the amounts consumed. (Use Figure 1 for measurements)

Step 3: Determine the amount of energy, protein consumed. (Use table 3)

Step 4: Determine if the caloric consumption is adequate, inadequate or excess. If excess or inadequate, determine the percentage.





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