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Free Online Daily Nutrition Requirements Calculator

By Vicki McClure Davidson


Trying to calculate daily nutrition requirements when food shopping and meal planning for your family can be a royal headache. However, we found a website that has a dandy (also simple to use and free) Javascript calculator to take on the task (as shown in the screenshot below).

This calculator is designed to give the grams and percentages of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates needed daily, based on your entry of daily calorie requirements. Enter the target number of calories in your daily diet—or in family members' daily diets. The number 1,500 has been designated as the default for the daily calories, so change it to what is correct for your needs.

Below is a screenshot graphic of the calculator (clicking the graphic will take you to the website). And here is a text link to also take you to it. Be forewarned that there are many ads on the site.


Daily Nutrition Requirements Calculator link


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