estimated energy requirement

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es·ti·ma·ted en·er·gy re·quire·ment

(EER) (est'ti-mā-tĕd en'ĕr-jē rĕ-kwīr'mĕnt)
Intake of a nutrient that meets the estimated needs of 50% of the population.
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Energy intake was compared to the Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) and calcium, which does not have an EAR value, was compared to the Adequate Intake (AI) value.
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The mean estimated energy requirement was 7575 kJ ([+ or -]1340 kJ), equivalent to 22.94 kCal/kg body weight.
Usual energy intakes were compared with estimated energy needs which were generated using the Institute of Medicine's estimated energy requirement (EER) equations, the current standard for estimating pediatric energy requirements to support the deposition of tissues consistent with good health.

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