Nutrition Myths

Tag - RDA

Recommended dietary allowance

Established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily dietary intake level of a nutrient sufficient to meet the requirements of nearly all (97.5%) healthy individuals...

Estimated average requirement

A nutrient intake value that is estimated to meet the requirement of half of the healthy individuals in a particular life stage and gender group. EAR is used to calculate Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).

Dietary reference intake

Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) refers to a set of at least four nutrient-based reference values (RDA, AI, UL, EAR), each with a specific use in defining recommended dietary intake levels for individual nutrients in the U.S. Expert panels appointed...

AI – Adequate intake

Established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the US Institute of Medicine, the Adequate Intake (AI) is a recommended intake value based on observed or experimentally determined estimates of nutrient intake by a group of healthy people that are...