How many calories does a toddler need?

Sep 05, 2011
A toddler needs from 1,000 to 4,000 calories per day. The actual amount of calories depends on toddler's age, height and weight and activity level. Keep in mind that small children should eat balanced and varied food to get all the necessary nutrients and calories for proper growth. These calories can be obtained from eating fruits and vegetables, grains, bread, milk and dairy products, meat and fish.