daily valueA recommendation by dieticians for the quantity (expressed in percentage) of a specific nutrient that an individual should consume per day in his or her diet. The food packaging labels that are affixed to foods in the US express the daily value in a percentage, which corresponds to the total percentage of the daily requirements for a particular nutrient based on a 2000-calorie diet.
daily valueClinical nutrition A recommendation for the quantity–expressed in percentage of a specific nutrient that a person should consume per day in the diet; the food packaging labels on foods in the US express DVs in a percentage corresponding to the total percentage of the daily requirements for a particular nutrient based on a hypothetical 2000-calorie diet. Cf Recommended daily allowance.
dail·y value(DV) (dā'lē val'yū)
Standard values for daily nutrient intake developed for use on food labels in Canada and the U.S.