Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) represent a new approach to assessing and planning diets for healthy individuals and groups, and have replaced the former Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). The DRIs are a more complete set of values which include:
- Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)
- Adequate Intakes (AI)
- Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL)
- Estimated Average Requirements (EAR)
See the Interactive DRI Glossary for detailed nutrient descriptions and terminology.
Below is a list of nutrients sorted by value type.
Protein (plus infants 7-12 months)
Protein (infants 0-6 months)
For age one and older:
Fat (infants 0-12 months)
Some nutrients may not have a UL due to lack of data of adverse effects in a particular age group and concern with regard to lack of ability to handle excess amounts. View the DRI Tables to review the RDA, AI, and UL values for each nutrient.
Used with permission from DRI: Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. (2006). Washington, DC: National Academies Press.