On food labels the term Guideline Daily Amounts and GDA’s may be stated, but what do they mean? Guideline Daily Amounts are a guide to the total amount of energy and nutrients that a typical healthy adult should be eating in a day. Energy and the four most important nutrients that may cause risk of disease are the main focus GDA’S listed. These useful GDA’s help people to make informed choices to contribute to achieving an overall balanced diet.
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Guideline Daily Amounts are a guide to the total amount of energy and nutrients that a typical healthy adult should be eating in a day.
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