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Nutrition Guidelines

Chapter 4 Vocabulary

DRIs Directory Reference Intakes- A set of nutrient reference values. They can be used to plan and assess diets for healthy people.
RDA Recommended Dietary Allowance- A planning tool. They are suggested levels of nutrient intake to meet the needs of most healthy people.
EAR Estimated Average Requirement- A nutrient recommendation estimated to meet the need of half the healthy people in a group.
AI Adequate Intake- Another type of value set for nutrients. This value is determined for nutrients for which research is inconclusive.
UL Upper Tolerable Intake Level- The fourth reference standard. It represents the maximum level at which a nutrient is unlikely to cause harm to most people.
Dietary Guidelines for American Seven recommendations were developed to help healthy people age two and over know what to eat to stay healthy.
Food Guide Pyramid A visual tool used to help people plan healthful diets according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
serving size The amount of a food item customarily eaten at one time.
Daily Values recommended nutrient intakes based on daily calorie needs.
Nutrient Density A comparison of the nutrients provided by a food with the calories provided by the food.
Food diary A record of the kinds and amounts of foods and beverages consumed for a given time.
Created by: Karina15