# Children's Calorie Needs Calculator

From age 3 to 18 years, how many calories your child must to eat per day.

## Height Converter :

The following converter can be used to convert the body height between the metric unit and the unit used in the United States.

## Don't know your child's BMI Percentile?

Use the Child and Teen BMI Calculator to calculate BMI. The BMI number is calculated using standard formulas.

The BMI-for-age percentile growth charts are the commonly used indicator to measure the size and growth patterns of children and teens in the U.S

Expert recommendations are shown in the following table

Weight Status Category | Percentile Range |
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Underweight | Less than the 5^{th} percentile |

Normal or Healthy Weight | 5^{th} percentile to less than the 85^{th} percentile |

Overweight | 85^{th} to less than the 95^{th} percentile |

Obese | Equal to or greater than the 95^{th} percentile |

**Example :**

The following is an example of how sample BMI numbers would be interpreted for a 10-year-old boy.

**Reference : **

CDC (Centers for Diease Control and Prevention. Click here for further details.

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