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allowance

 [ah-low´ans]
something permitted or allowed.
recommended daily allowance term popularly used as a synonym for recommended dietary allowance.
recommended dietary allowance (RDA) the amount of nutrient and calorie intake per day considered necessary for maintenance of good health, calculated for males and females of various ages and recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council. See Appendices 4 and 5. Popularly called recommended daily allowance.

RDA

Abbreviation for recommended daily allowance.

RDA

abbr.
1. recommended daily allowance
2. recommended dietary allowance

RDA

Abbreviation for:
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recommended daily allowance
regional development agency 
Registered Dental Assistant
research and development agreement
rural development area

RDA

Abbreviation for recommended dietary allowance.

RDA

Abbrev. for recommended daily allowance. The daily intake of a particular nutrient considered adequate to maintain health. RDAs are decided upon by various official nutritional committees and tend to be diverse in detail.

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)

The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are quantities of nutrients in the diet that are required to maintain good health in people. RDAs are established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and may be revised every few years. A separate RDA value exists for each nutrient. The RDA values refer to the amount of nutrient expected to maintain good health in people. The actual amounts of each nutrient required to maintain good health in specific individuals differ from person to person.

RDA

Abbreviation for relative dentin abrasivity index.
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The rise of the RDAs was met with several legitimate complaints.
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RDA plans will also be reviewed by a national RDA transition programme board - which includes representatives of the Business Department and the Department for Communities and Local Government led by Eric Pickles.
Although none of the RDAs is individually named for conspicuous failures, many are praised for demonstrating best practice.
Local Government Minister Hilary Armstrong insisted RDAs were making a difference, saying: 'This report shows since we established RDAs they have brought different organisations and groups together to work successfully towards the common goal - to improve the economic, social and physical prosperity of every English region.'
The new adult RDA for selenium is 55 micrograms ([micro]g).
The new standards, to be known as dietary reference intakes, will consist of three numbers: the redefined RDA, an estimated average requirement, and an upper limit for safe intake.
One notable change extends the adolescent RDA for calcium of 1,200 milligrams (mg) to age 25.
Though vitamin C's RDA didn't change, the new guidelines recommend smokers increase their intake by two-thirds -- to 100 mg daily -- because data now indiciate those smoking a half pack of cigarettes or more daily use up this vitamin 40 percent more rapidly than nonsmokers.
He said that the district administration also urged to help RDA to control illegal housing schemes.
He said that 43 housing schemes which fall under its jurisdiction and have obtained NOC from RDA whereas 31 schemes were operating illegally without having NOC from the authority.