This DRI report focuses on how the DRIs can be used to develop reference values for nutrition labeling. View or download the entire 224 page document or just selected sections below, or find information for obtaining the book version.
Guiding Principles for Nutrition Labeling and FortificationDietary Reference Intakes: Guiding Principles for Nutrition Labeling and Fortification (2003)
National Academy of Sciences. Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board.
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- Front Matter (PDF|328 KB)
- Executive Summary (PDF|383 KB)
- Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF|326 KB)
- Chapter 2 - Overview of Nutrition Labeling in the United States and Canada (PDF|796 KB)
- Chapter 3 - Overview of Food Fortification in the United States and Canada (PDF|325 KB)
- Chapter 4 - A Brief Review of the History and Concepts of the Dietary Reference Intakes (PDF|367 KB)
- Chapter 5 - Guiding Principles for Selecting Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling (PDF|469 KB)
- Chapter 6 - Guiding Principles for the Discretionary Addition of Nutrients to Food (PDF|406 KB)
- Chapter 7 - Data Support and Research Recommendations (PDF|340 KB)
- Chapter 8 - References (PDF|371 KB)
- Appendix A - Biographical Sketches of the Committee (PDF|367 KB)
- Appendix B - Selected Illustrative Calculations Using a Population-Weighted Approach (PDF|347 KB)
- Appendix C - Reference Tables (PDF|360 KB)
- Appendix D - Workshop Programs (PDF|304 KB)
- Index (PDF|319 KB)
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