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G-Tube Recipes: Calorie Requirements / Calories per recipe

Posted Aug 07 2009 7:16pm

Feeding by g-tube creates a scientific environment and the question is always: Am I giving my g-tuber enough calories?

Calorie requirements for children vary tremendously according to age, size, activity level, health issues and gender to name a few. According to the pediatrician at www.keepkidshealthy.com  here are some general starting numbers:

AgeAverage Daily
Calorie Needs
BoysAverage Daily
Calorie Needs
GirlsAverage Daily
Calorie Needs
0-5 months65011 – 14 years250011 – 14 years2200
6-12 months85015 – 18 years300015 – 18 years2200
1-3 years1300
4-6 years1800
7-10 years2000

The calories of my g-tube blended meals also vary, according to the ingredients used, quantities, etc. 

My estimates are as follows:

Protein and Vegetable Blend   approximately 20 calories per ounce. I adjust as needed with more nuts, more oils.

Fruit and Grain Recipe   still being calculated but seems very similar. I adjust by adding nuts or oil.

Feeding by g-tube creates a scientific environment and the question is always: Am I giving my g-tuber enough calories?

Calorie requirements for children vary tremendously according to age, size, activity level, health issues and gender to name a few. According to the pediatrician at www.keepkidshealthy.com  here are some general starting numbers:

AgeAverage Daily
Calorie Needs
BoysAverage Daily
Calorie Needs
GirlsAverage Daily
Calorie Needs
0-5 months65011 – 14 years250011 – 14 years2200
6-12 months85015 – 18 years300015 – 18 years2200
1-3 years1300
4-6 years1800
7-10 years2000

The calories of my g-tube blended meals also vary, according to the ingredients used, quantities, etc. 

My estimates are as follows:

Protein and Vegetable Blend   approximately 20 calories per ounce. I adjust as needed with more nuts, more oils.

Fruit and Grain Recipe   still being calculated but seems very similar. I adjust by adding nuts or oil.

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