Dietary Reference Intakes

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence


 
[A] The following conclusions are supported by good evidence:
The goal of planning nutrient intakes for groups is to achieve usual intakes that meet the requirements of most individuals but are not excessive.
 
For nutrients with an EAR and RDA:
  • The RDA is not recommended for use in planning the nutrient intakes of groups. 
For nutrients with an AI:
  • It is not possible to use the AI to plan a usual intake distribution with a low prevalence of inadequacy.
For nutrients with a UL:
  • The UL is used
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