The key to keeping physically fit and managing body weight is balancing the amount of food consumed and the amount of physical activity you undertake each day. Keeping in mind portion size, food choices and getting the required amount of exercise is important. The daily calorie recommendation for young people aged 13 - 18 years, from a report in 2011, is shown below for both boys and girls.
To maintain a basic level of health, children and young people aged 5 to 18 years should take part in at least 1 hour of physical activity every day. This could include playground activities, cycling, running, football, netball, tennis dance or gymnastics. Remember calorie intake is based on the right
type of calories being consumed. Sweet, sugary, salty and fatty foods are not the best way to get the calories you need each day. Fuel your body right… your heart and waistline will love you for it.