Dietary Reference Intakes: Applications in Dietary Planning

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Overview

The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for apparently healthy people. This volume is the second of two reports in the DRI series aimed at providing specific guidance on the appropriate uses of the DRIs. The first report provided guidance on appropriate methods for using DRIs in dietary assessment. This volume builds on the statistical foundations of the assessment report to provide specific guidance on how to use the appropriate DRIs in planning diets for individuals and for groups.

Dietary planning, whether for an individual or a group, involves developing a diet that is nutritionally adequate without being excessive. The planning goal for individuals is to achieve recommended and adequate nutrient intakes using food-based guides. For group planning, the report presents a new approach based on considering the entire distribution of usual nutrient intakes rather than focusing on the mean intake of the group. The report stresses that dietary planning using the DRIs is a cyclical activity that involves assessment, planning, implementation, and reassessment.

Nutrition and public health researchers, dietitians and nutritionists responsible for the education of the next generation of practitioners, and government professionals involved in the development and implementation of national diet and health assessments, public education efforts and food assistance programs will find this volume indispensable for setting intake goals for individuals and groups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309087148
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2003
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary 1
1 Introduction to Dietary Planning 19
2 Using Dietary Reference Intakes in Planning Diets for Individuals 35
3 Using Dietary Reference Intakes in Planning Diets for Groups 55
4 A Theoretical Approach Using Nutrient Density to Plan Diets for Groups 89
5 Examples of Planning for Groups 107
6 Special Considerations and Adjustments 133
7 Implications and Recommendations 147
8 References 156
App. A Origin and Framework of the Development of Dietary Reference Intakes 163
App. B Food Guidance in the United States and Canada 171
App. C The Target Nutrient Density of a Single Food 183
App. D Voluntary Nutrient Fortification 192
App. E Adjustment of Observed Intake Data to Estimate the Distribution of Usual Intakes in a Group 196
App. F Biographical Sketches of Subcommittee Members 209
Index 213
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