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Know how much energy and nutrition is required per day for your 4- to 8-year old growing children to match the ideal weight and height.

This Snehpost helps in preparing the base of a healthy body and future lifestyle that rely on the stronger roots that are nurtured in childhood.

4 to 8 years old growing children’s health guide
Generations passed but one thing didn't change. Elders want to look cool like they used to in their childhood or youth and growing children want to look big like their elders.

Playfulness is an evident feature among growing children with 4 to 8 years of age but what goes in their minds is tough to understand. They live in their own world of imaginations. Their encounter with this new world after taking birth goes at another level. They now begin to understand and interpret in their own style and ways.

Their growth gets the speed of a superfast bullet, so their demands of clothes, toys, and games. The parents become their heroic icons and many get to notice their efforts of becoming like them. What a beautiful process of progress! What a wonderful relationship that the parents and their children share with each-others!

Where it all seems too smooth and pleasing, the parents deal with their own challenges of parenting such as answering the twisted questions that take birth in the little brains of their kids and the concern of giving them proper care, time, etiquettes, manners, and nutrition.

Let's learn about the nutrients and other needs of a growing child who is 4- to 8-year old. Here you are the tables of ideal weight and height to watch their adequate growth. Know how much energy and nutrition they need per day for not remaining behind among their companions of the same age-group.

  • Growing Children
  • Life Event and Status

    State
    Age Group
    Life Event
    Status
    Childhood
    4 to 8 Years
    Schooling
    Playfulness and imagination

    (For Boys)

    Standard Height

    Age (Years)
    Height (Cm)
    Height (Inches)
    Height (Feet)
    4
    93.98-102
    37-40.15
    3.08-3.35
    5
    101.6-109
    40-42.91
    3.33-3.57
    6
    106.68-115
    42-45.27
    3.5-3.77
    7
    111.76-122
    44-48.03
    3.66-4
    8
    114.3-128
    45-50.39
    3.75-4.2

    Ideal Weight and BMR

    Age (Years)
    Weight (Kg)
    Weight (Pounds/lbs)
    BMR (Kcal)
    4
    15.9-16.8
    35-37
    761
    5
    18.4-19
    40.6-41.9
    825
    6
    20-20.95
    44-45.4
    872
    7
    23
    50.7
    929
    8
    26
    57
    983

    Energy Need as per Physical Activity Level (Kcal)

    Age (Years)
    Very Light
    Light
    Moderate
    High
    Very High
    Extremely High
    4
    913
    1103
    1332
    1446
    1522
    1674
    5
    990
    1196
    1444
    1568
    1650
    1815
    6
    1046
    1264
    1526
    1656
    1744
    1918
    7
    1115
    1348
    1626
    1766
    1859
    2045
    8
    1179
    1425
    1719
    1867
    1965
    2162

    Water Requirement per Day

    Age (Years)
    Water Need (Cups)
    Water Need (Ml)
    Water Need (Litre)
    Water Need (Ounces)
    4
    5.4-6.8
    1400-1600
    1.4-1.6
    43.3-54.1
    6
    6.8-7.6
    1600-1800
    1.6-1.8
    54.1-60.8
    8
    7.6-8.55
    1800-2000
    1.8-2
    60.8-67.6

    (For Girls)

    Standard Height

    Age (Years)
    Height (Cm)
    Height (Inches)
    Height (Feet)
    4
    93.98
    37.00
    3.08
    5
    101.6
    40.00
    3.33
    6
    104.14
    41.00
    3.42
    7
    109.22
    43.00
    3.58
    8
    114.3
    45.00
    3.75

    Ideal Weight and BMR

    Age (Years)
    Weight (Kg)
    Weight (Pounds/lbs)
    BMR (Kcal)
    4
    15.9
    35.2
    565
    5
    18
    39.7
    629
    6
    20-20.95
    44-45.4
    665
    7
    22.85
    50.4
    715
    8
    25.75
    56.8
    771

    Energy Need as per Physical Activity Level (Kcal)

    Age (Years)
    Very Light
    Light
    Moderate
    High
    Very High
    Extremely High
    4
    678
    820
    905
    1074
    1131
    1244
    5
    755
    912
    1006
    1195
    1258
    1384
    6
    798
    964
    1064
    1263
    1330
    1463
    7
    858
    1037
    1144
    1359
    1430
    1573
    8
    925
    1118
    1233
    1465
    1542
    1696

    Water Requirement per Day

    Age (Years)
    Water Need (Cups)
    Water Need (Ml)
    Water Need (Litre)
    Water Need (Ounces)
    4
    5.9-6.6
    1400-1550
    1.4-1.6
    47.3-52.4
    6
    6.8-7.6
    1600-1800
    1.6-1.8
    54-60.9
    8
    7.6-8.2
    1800-1950
    1.8-2
    60.9-65.9

    Nutritional Requirements (For Boys and Girls)

    (Abbrv: RDI= Recommended Daily Intake; RDA= Recommended Dietary Allowances)
    (Units per Day: g= gram; mg= milligram; μg or mcg= microgram)

    Parameter
    RDA
    Safe Upper Limit
    Energy (Kcal)
    Carbohydrate (g)
    130
    Fiber (g)
    25
    Protein (g)
    19
    Fat (g)
    ND
    Vitamin A: Retinol (g)
    400
    900
    Vitamin A2 (g)
    Vitamin D (μg)
    15
    75
    Vitamin E (mg)
    7
    300
    Vitamin K (μg)
    55
    ND
    Carotenoide
    ND
    Beta Carotein (μg)
    Vitamin B1: Thiamine (mg)
    0.6
    ND
    Vitamin B2: Riboflavin (mg)
    0.6
    ND
    Vitamin B3: Niacin (mg)
    8
    15
    Vitamin B5: Pantothenic acid (mg)
    3
    ND
    Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine (mg)
    0.6
    40
    Vitamin B7 or B8: Biotin (μg)
    12
    ND
    Vitamin B9: Folacin (μg)
    200
    400
    Vitamin B12: Cobalamin (μg)
    1.2
    ND
    Vitamin B12 (Cynocobalamin)
    Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid)
    Vitamin B17 (Laetrile)
    Vitamin C: Ascorbic Acid (mg)
    25
    650
    Vitamin P (g)
    Choline (mg)
    250
    1000
    Calcium (mg)
    1000
    2500
    Phosphorus (mg)
    500
    3000
    Magnesium (mg)
    130
    110
    Iron (mg)
    10
    40
    Zinc (mg)
    5
    12
    Iodine (μg)
    90
    300
    Potassium (g)
    3.8
    Sodium (g)
    1.2
    1.9
    Chloride (g)
    1.9
    2.9
    Molybdenum (μg)
    22
    600
    Fluoride (mg)
    1
    2.2
    Copper (μg)
    440
    3000
    Maganese (mg)
    1.5
    3
    Chromium (μg)
    15
    ND
    Cobalt (mg)
    Sulpher (g)
    Selenium (μg)
    30
    150
    Nickel (mg)
    0.3
    Arsenic
    ND
    Boron (mg)
    6
    Silicon
    ND
    Vanadium (mg)
    ND

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