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20 Jan 2003

Kilojoules
Hi there, I would like to know if you could tell me the amount of kj a person is alowed according to his or her hight and weight.
Hope you could help me
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Charmaine
The SA Recommended Daily Alllowance (RDA) for energy at present uses a general figure of 12000 kJ for all adults. The USA RDAs differentiate for different ages and between men and women: The US RDA for energy for women between the ages of 11 and 50 years is 9 200 kJ per day. I would be inclined to use the American value, which is quite a bit lower than the SA figure.
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DietDoc
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