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Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are a set of nutritional values, based on scientific data, that apply to healthy populations and that governments and non-governmental organizations will use to develop policies and programs. DRIs were developed by Canadian and American scientists. The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine supervises the review process. These data serve as the basis for many decisions that have an impact on the health and safety of Canadians.

DRIs will be used to:

  • Assess nutrient intakes for individuals and groups.
  • Plan the diets of individuals and population groups.
  • Develop nutrition education material.
  • Make decisions about enriching foods and formulating supplements and foods for dietary purposes (source: Health Canada).

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