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The values provided by the Daily Intake Calculators are approximate only and should not be relied upon as medical or dietary advice nor to take the place of advice from a qualified medical or health care professional. You should consider your personal circumstances and consult your G.P. or an Accredited Practising Dietitian (as appropriate) before changing your diet or nutrition regimen. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues.

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Calculate your Daily Intake Needs

Use the DI calculator to work out your individual recommended daily intake.

Step 1:  Find your daily activity level:

  1. None, e.g. bedridden
  2. Very sedentary, with little or no strenuous activity, e.g. seated office work, reading
  3. Light activity, occasional walking, e.g. drivers, assembly line workers
  4. Moderate activity, walking or standing work e.g. waiter, housekeeping, salesperson
  5. Heavy activity e.g. farmers, labourers, high-performance athletes
  6. Vigorous activity, e.g. significant amounts of sport or strenuous activity in addition to work described in (2), (3) or (4) above

The daily intakes are derived from the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand.

Step 2: Select the values that apply to you and calculate:

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kJ per day

For adults

For children

Energy Variance

The percent Daily Intake values used in DIG are based on an average adult diet of 8,700 kilojoules (kJ).  Many people will require different amounts of food energy at various stages of their lives and as their activity level varies.

A very active teenager, for example, will require more food energy than a sedentary older person.

Compare yourself to the following variations on the average adult energy requirements:

Example Energy Needs Example Energy Needs
You are very active Higher You are inactive Lower
You are a young child Lower You are a teenager Depends on your size
& activity level
You are elderly Lower (unless you
are very active)
You are overweight Lower
You have a small frame Lower You have a large frame Higher


Obtain professional dietary advice:

You can find an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) on the Dietitians Association of Australia website.  An ADP can provide you with expert individual nutrition advice on a range of health conditions and help you tailor a nutrition plan that is best for your special requirements.