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Nutrient recommendations

Watch Jacqui explain nutrient recommendations in the context of the Australian and New Zealand Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs).

After watching this video you should be aware that nutrient requirements change as we progress across the life stages and can vary between genders and that nutrient recommendations can be categorised.

The video explains how the Australian and New Zealand Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) can be used to determine the nutritional requirements of specific individuals.

The table below provides a good reference to accompany the information in the video.

Acronym Full term Definition
EAR Estimated Average Requirement Daily nutrient level estimated to meet the requirements of half the healthy individuals in a particular life stage and gender group. EAR is used to calculate RDI.
RDI Recommended Dietary Intake Average daily intake level sufficient to meet the nutritional requirements of nearly all healthy individuals (97.98%) in a life stage/gender group.
AI Adequate Intake Set when there is insufficient scientific evidence to calculate an EAR. AI is a nutrient level sufficient to maintain a satisfactory nutritional status of a particular life stage and gender group. It is based on observation or experimental studies on a group or groups of healthy people.
UL Upper Intake Level Highest average daily nutrient intake level likely to pose no adverse health effects to almost all individuals. As intake increases above the UL, the potential risk of adverse effects increases.
EER Estimated Energy Requirement Estimated total energy intake for healthy, normal weight individuals in a particular group to maintain energy balance.

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