Kilocalories, simply known as “calories”, are the little sparks that energize our children’s day-to-day adventures.
Essentially, they quantify the energy derived from the three main food building blocks: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. This energy is vital for everything a child does, from giggling to climbing stairs. As parents, monitoring calorie intake ensures our kids have enough fuel without overindulging.
While everything we eat has calories, foods rich in sugars and fats are calorie-dense. Remember, it’s not just about quantity but quality. No allergies are directly tied to calories, but parents should focus on nutrient-rich sources.