Since 1997, the Institute of Medicine has issued a series of nutrient reference values that are collectively termed Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). The DRIs offer quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets. Using the information from these reports, this newest volume in the DRI series focuses on how the DRIs, and the science for each nutrient in the DRI reports, can be used to develop current and appropriate reference values for nutrition labeling and food fortification.
Focusing its analysis on the existing DRIs, the book examines the purpose of nutrition labeling, current labeling practices in the United States and Canada, food fortification practices and policies, and offers recommendations as a series of guiding principles to assist the regulatory agencies that oversee food labeling and fortification in the United States and Canada. The overarching goal of the information in this book is to provide updated nutrition labeling that consumers can use to compare products and make informed food choices. Diet-related chronic diseases are a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States and Canada and helping customers make healthy food choices has never been more important.
About the Author
Committee on Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labeling
Hi Folks, I orignally became familiar with The National Academy of Sciences when they publish the predecesor of The Dietary Refence Intakes book and as it was called then The Recommended Dietary Allowances RDAs. The newer version is a complete Text Book of The Nutrition Subject as we know it today, from the source that establishes the subject standard. Sometimes you have to go to the horse to understand their thinking. I have not finished reading the book yet as to its fullness. This Amazon distributed book came fast and clean. I am a happy camper with a book on super health. Thank You Amazon and The National Academy of Sciences
- Title: Dietary Reference Intakes: Guiding Principles for Nutrition Labeling and Fortification
- Autor: Committee on Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labeling
- Publisher (Publication Date): National Academies Press; 1 edition (May 12, 2004)
- Language: English
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