recommended daily allowance
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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.
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rec·om·mend·ed dai·ly al·low·ance (RDA),
the amount of daily nutrient intake judged to be adequate for the maintenance of good nutrition in an average adult.
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recommended daily allowancealso
recommended dietary allowance(rĕk′ə-mĕn′dĭd)
n. Abbr. RDA
The amount of a nutrient or the amount of calories recommended for a person to consume daily, especially the amount of specific vitamins and minerals recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
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recommended daily allowanceAny of the guidelines produced by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council (US) for the amount of a vitamin, mineral or other essential nutrient that should be ingested every day by a normal person engaged in average activities. RDAs are increased for increased activity, body growth and size, pregnancy, lactation, and adverse environmental conditions; RDAs assume a state of wellness and are poorly applicable in sick, traumatised and/or burned patients.
A criticism of the RDA is that it was established by the US Food and Nutrition Board in 1941, at a time when sound dieting practices were rare and nutritional deficiencies not uncommon. Malnutrition is now rare in the US, as many foods are supplemented with the necessary vitamins and minerals; many nutritionists now prefer the Daily Value standard.
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recommended daily allowanceClinical nutrition A guideline of essential nutrients recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, for daily ingestion in an idealized normal person engaged in average activities, in a temperate environment for optimal nutrition, in a 'standardized' 70 kg man; RDAs are ↑ for ↑ activity, body growth and size, pregnancy, lactation, and adverse environmental conditions; RDAs are designed for a state of wellness and are poorly applicable in sick, traumatized, or burned Pts. See Daily Value, Minerals, Vitamins.
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