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General Guidelines for Carbohydrates  

Carbohydrate Guidelines (15 grams = 1 carb choice)

 

  < 5 years old
5-12 year old Teens Adults
 Females 

 2-3 carb choices  per meal
 30-45 grams

 3-4 carb choices  per meal
 45-60 grams
 3-4 carb choices  per meal
 45-60 grams
 3-4 carb choices  per meal
 45-60 grams 
 Males   2-3 carb choices  per meal
 30-45 grams
 3-4 carb choices  per meal
 45-60 grams
 4-5 carb choices  per meal
 60-75+ grams
 4-5 carb choices  per meal
 60-75+ grams


Carbohydrate amounts must be individualized based on caloric needs, preferences, weight and activity level. To see how your plate should look, Click here.

Talk to your doctor about a referral to a registered dietitian. The dietitian can instruct you on your carb goals.

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