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What is the recommended daily calorie allowance for men and women?

It's totally individualistic and depends upon your age, gender and level of physical activity. The USDA Choose My Plate website can help you determine your calorie needs, as well as how to balance your intake among the food groups. SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.

You may want to see a dietitian for more help in meal planning. Nutrition counseling services are available at:

BJC dietitians also can be located by calling Help For Your Health at 314.747.7234.

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