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how many calories should a 12 year old consume in a day

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Depends how tall you are...

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I wish I had an easy answer but I don't. However, mypyramid.gov has great tips and tools to eat well and tell you how much and what kinds of foods you should be eating, even at the age of 12.

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2000 a day no more then 2500 if your active

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2,000 for a relaxed day. 2,000- 2,500 if you are active

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4,000

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I think a lot of that depends on your height and weight

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I think 2250.

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It depends on your height, weight and your active level. If you play sports. When you are young and still growing you need more calories. My son is 14 he is 6'3 and weighs 240 and plays football. He is eating about 4500-5000 calories a day.

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I'm not trying to be rude in any way but your son is 57 pounds over weight for his height and age his bmi is 30kg/m2 it should be 22.9kg/m2
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A BMI chart is just a estimate. It does not take in factor of muscle and bone structure. I am not saying my son is rocking a 6 pack but he is just fine according to his doctor. If you go by a BMI chart every body builder is extremely obese. Thanks for your concern but make sure you know what you are talking about. Not to be rude.
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