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We take great care in creating CLIF Kid snacks to give kids fantastic tasting food with the right kind of nutrition they need for their growing, active bodies.

Nutritional Label Conversion Tool

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Did you know the nutrition labels on most snack foods are based on the average 2000-calorie diet? Here's a nifty tool that will convert any adult Daily Values into the Daily Values based on the recommended daily allowances for kids.

Enter label information here:

Adult Nutrition Label

Select your child's age:
Amount Per Serving
Calories
Protein g
Total Fat g
Saturated Fat g
Sodium mg
Carbohydrates g
Fiber g
Calcium %
Iron %
Zinc %
Vitamin C %

Kid Nutrition Label

%DV — Adult Kid
Calories 0 0
Protein 0 0
Total Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0
Sodium 0 0
Carbohydrates 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Calcium 0 0
Iron 0 0
Zinc 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0

For children 4 to 8 years-old, the needs for calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrate vary between the following ranges:

  • Calories: 1200-1400 calories
  • Protein: 13-16% of total calories
  • Fat: 25-35% of total calories
  • Carbohydrates: 45-65% of total calories.

For children ages 9 to 13 years-old, the needs for calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrate vary between the following ranges:

  • Calories: 1600-1800 calories
  • Protein: 13-16% of total calories
  • Fat: 25-35% of total calories
  • Carbohydrates: 45-65% of total calories

For the purpose of the tool we choose the average of these ranges.

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Saturated fat should make up no more than 10% of a child's total calories. For the purpose of the tool we choose the upper limit of 14.5 grams of saturated fat, or 10% for 1300 calories for children ages 4-8. For children ages 9-13 we used 10% of 1700 calories as the upper limit intake of saturated fat.

Children should consume no more than 1500 mg of sodium each day.