How Much Protein Should A 12 Year Old Boy Have?

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How Much Protein Should A 12 Year Old Boy Have?

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Answer

The RDAs for older children are

0.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight for 4-to-6-year-olds;

0.45 grams for 7-to-14-year olds; and 0.4 grams for 15-to-18-year-old boys.

The RDA for girls over 15 and boys over 18 is 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight, the same as for adults.

Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.