How much protein should a very active male teenager consume?
Asked by on Jun 09, 2009
in Family & Pregnancy
My 15 year old son is very active, plays ice hockey and works out with a trainer. I want to make sure he is getting the right nutrition.
For boys age 14 to 18, the Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein is 71 grams per day; however, a healthy protein intake for your son can easily reach 150 grams a day. Adequate protein assumes that an individual consumes enough calories to spare protein for work in synthesis and repair. An adequate calorie intake for an active 15 year old boy is typically 3000 calories a day. Your son will have to eat three large meals and in-between meal snacks too.