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Your Recommended Daily Intake: A Guideline for Healthy Eating

If healthy eating is important to you, then you probably have certain nutritional goals. A calorie counter is a great way to stay on track, but what about the other nutrients in your healthy diet?
 
 

This tool uses the latest Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI), created by the Institute of Medicine, to calculate your recommended daily intake for a wide range of nutrients.

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About the DRI and Healthy Eating Guidelines:
  • If you're using a calorie counter, you should know that there's no single guideline based on the DRI for your calorie intake. It's a complex calculation using formulas provided by the Institute of Medicine, based on data from a well-known "doubly labeled water" study.
     
  • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) were created in 1997 to replace the aging Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) -- those healthy eating guidelines were used for over 50 years.
     
  • The daily intake recommendations here are based on a DRI report from the Institute of Medicine that was completed in 2004.
     
     

Results: Recommended Daily Intake


Enter your profile information and click Calculate to see results.

 
Sources and Resources:

  • "American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide" by R. Larson Duyff, the American Dietetic Association
  • "Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance" by McArdle, Katch, and Katch
  • Q & A on the Dietary Reference Intake Guidelines from the Institute of Medicine


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