Guidelines

Guidelines

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.


Dietary reference values: A reference for whom?

01 December 2013

Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) are important for supporting public health, developing labelling laws and identifying populations at risk of over- or under-consumption. However, the process of developing them is complex, and they should not be viewed as recommendations or goals for individuals.