Calorie facts for kids

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This article is about the unit of energy. See nutrition.

The calorie is a pre-SI unit of energy, most common in heat.

It is the amount of energy required to make one gram of water to increase in heat by one Kelvin.

When on a food label, the term "calorie" refers to kilocalories, or 1000 calories.

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