Did you know that the USDA recommended daily intake for a sedentary 4-year-old girl is 1,200 calories? That's not even a full-grown human, and they require 1,200 calories per day! The average adult female is estimated to need around 2,000 calories per day.
I can't even tell you how many times (full-grown) people have told me that their medical doctor has put them on a 1,200 calorie/day diet. Stop the madness!