Monthly Archives: September 2011

The DRIs and the Food Label

Did you know that some of the food label Daily Value standards are based on the 1968 RDAs? That’s right. These standards are overdue for revision, and the DRIs are being considered in the update process. The Daily Values are nutritional standards used for food labeling. They give consumers some perspective when looking at nutritional […]

The DRIs and You

The DRIs determine your specific nutrient needs. I am a proponent of getting the nutrients you need through food. But what nutrients do you need? The DRI nutrient standards will tell you what nutrients you need, the amounts you need to maintain health (assuming you are not nutrient deficient to being with), and maximum nutrient […]