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Chapter 4 Vocabulary

Nutrition Chapter 4 Vocabulary (Pg.58)

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) Set of nutrient reference values that can be used to plan and assess diets for healthy people.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) Suggested levels of nutrient intake to meet the needs of most healthy people.
Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) A nutrient recommendation estimated to meet the need of half the healthy people in a group.
Adequate Intake (AI) A value set for nutrients for which research is too inconclusive to determine an RDA.
Upper Tolerable Intake Level (UL) The maximum level at which a nutrient is unlikely to cause harm to most people.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans A set of seven recommendations developed by the United States Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to help healthy people over age two know what to eat to stay healthy.
Food Guide Pyramid A visual tool used used to help people plan healthy diets according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Serving size The amount of a food item customarily eaten at one time.
Daily Values Recommended nutrient intakes, which are based on daily calories needs, used as references on good labels.
Nutrients Density A comparison of the nutrients provide by a food with that calories provide by the food.
Food Diary A record of the kinds and amounts of all foods and beverages consumed for a given time.
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