Dietary Planning Summary

Dietary Planning Summary
For nutrients with a(n) Dietary Planning for Individuals Dietary Planning for Groups
EAR Do not use the EAR as an intake goal for the individual. Use the EAR to plan for an acceptable prevalence of inadequate intakes within a group.
RDA Plan for this intake. Usual intake at or above the RDA has a low probability of inadequacy. Do not use the RDA to plan intakes of groups.
AI Plan for this intake. Usual intake at or above the AI has a low probability of inadequacy. Plan for mean intake at this level. Mean usual intake at or above the AI implies a low prevalence of inadequate intakes.
UL Plan for usual intake below the UL to avoid potential risk of adverse effects from excessive nutrient intake. Use the UL to minimize the proportion of the group at potential risk of adverse effects from excessive nutrient intake.

EAR = Estimated Average Requirement
RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowance
AI = Adequate Intake
UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level

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