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Chapter 4 Vocabulary

Nutrition Chapter 4:Nutrition Guidelines

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 half the healthy people in a group
Adequate Intake (AL) 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 Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to help people over age know what to eat to stay healthy
Food Guide Pyramid A visual tool used to help people plan healthy diets according to the Dietary Guideline 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 calorie needs used as references on food labels
Nutrient Density A comparison of nutrients provided by a food with calories provided by the food
Food Diary A record of the kinds and amounts of all foods and beverages consumed for a given time
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) A set of nutrient references values that can be used to plan and assess diets for healthy people
Created by: donnell2dope