Healthy Eating – Putting it into Practice0
Energy (measured in calories or kilojoules) and nutrients come from the foods and drinks we consume. The average woman needs around 2000 calories (kcal) or 8400 kilojoules (kJ) a day (around 2500 kcal / 10 500 kJ for men) to maintain a healthy weight. These figures are averages - some people will need more than this and others will need less. The amount required varies by age, body size and level of physical activity, for example those that are very active may need more calories whereas less active individuals may need fewer calories.