Learn about DVs, RDAs and DRIs
The Daily Value, or DV, tells us how much of each nutrient we should be getting in our diet as outlined on the nutrition facts panel of all packaged foods and beverages. These daily values are based on the RDAs, or Recommended Daily Allowances established in 1963 by the National Academy of Sciences. DRI, or Dietary Reference Intakes, are the more recent guidelines made by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. In 2005, the FNB began a 10-year study that may result in DRIs replacing RDAs. Today, challenge yourself to get the lowdown on the differences between the two, and how they impact your diet.
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