Recommended Dietary AllowanceRecommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient that is sufficient to meet the requirements of nearly all (97-98%) healthy individuals in each life-stage and gender group. The RDAs are established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
They are intended to serve as nutrition guidance to the general public and health professionals. Uses:
- food labels
- composition of diets for schools, prisons, hospitals or nursing homes
- industry developing new food stuffs
- healthcare policy makers and public health officials