EAR: use to examine the possibility of inadequacy; evaluation of true status requires clinical, biochemical, and/or anthropometric data.
EAR: use in the assessment of the prevalence of inadequate intakes within a group.
UL: use to examine the possibility of overconsumption; evaluation of true status requires clinical, biochemical, and/or anthropometric data.
EAR = Estimated Average Requirement
RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowance
AI = Adequate Intake
UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level
aRequires statistically valid approximation of usual intake.
the nutrient, providing dietary supplements, or a combination of the three methods. It is not the function of this report, given the scope of work outlined, to provide an analysis of the impact of using these three methods.
Obtaining recommended intakes from unfortified foodstuffs has the advantage of providing intakes of other beneficial nutrients and