Questions on Protein Needs and Protein Intake
Q. How much protein do I need?
- According to official government guidelines, the best diet plan contains only moderate amounts of protein.
- High protein diets are not recommended and may even be dangerous.
- To find out how much protein you need, see the following protein chart.
Protein Recommended Dietary/Daily Allowance (RDA)
|Infants||Up to 12 months||13-14 grams|
|Children||1-3 yrs old||16 grams|
|4-6 yrs old||24 grams|
|9-10 yrs old||28 grams|
|Males||11-14 yrs old||45 grams|
|15-18 yrs old||59 grams|
|19-24 yrs old||58 grams|
|25 and older||63 grams|
|Females||11-14 yrs old||46 grams|
|15-18 yrs old||44 grams|
|19-24 yrs old||46 grams|
|25 and older||50 grams|
Note: Values based on average weights