Calories are units of energy the body recieves from consuming foods. Some foods have only a few calories, while others have many. A certain number of calories are needed by the body.

Fast Facts:

  • People need different amounts of daily calories based on factors such as gender, age, and activity level.
  • Excess calories can be burned off through physical activity and exercise.
  • Most calories consumed should come from healthy foods listed on the food pyramid.