In the midst of an obesity crisis that threatens the health of Canadians and the wider health system, being able to easily plan for the recommended nutrient intake
every day while staying within daily calorie is the goal for many people and a way to combat rising numbers of people who are obese or overweight.
31.5 percent of those who skipped breakfast did not meet even the lower recommended nutrient intake
(LRNI) of iron compared to only 4.4 percent of breakfast consuming children.
The Draft Vitamin D and Health report said: "It is proposed that the recommended nutrient intake
is applicable throughout the year, as a precautionary measure, to cover population groups in the UK identi-fied to be at risk of minimal sunshine exposure as well as unidentified individuals in the population with minimal sunshine exposure who would be at risk in summer.
[sup] Mean intakes of energy and nutrients for each pregnancy subgroup (by trimester) were compared, with the Recommended Nutrient Intake
(RNI) or Adequate Intake (AI) since only 1-day 24 h recall data was available for our sample.
Indeed, many patients in general will not, and do not, have a diet which is sufficient to meet the daily recommended nutrient intake
, whether this is due to dislike of such food or otherwise.
TABLE 1: Recommended nutrient intake
(RNI) and dietary reference intake (DRI) for vitamin A at different life stages [Table omitted]
Nutricia, another company within Cow & Gate parent group Danone, which supplied the iron deficiency figures, said a 2009 study examined the nutritional values of the diets of 185 toddlers over a four-day period and believed it showed the subjects were not meeting the recommended nutrient intake
(RNI) for iron.
This proposal will amend Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling of foods (recommended nutrient intake
) which is deemed to be obsolete because the recommended daily allowances it sets do not cover all vitamins and minerals listed in Annexes I and II of the Regulation.
`Better multis contain a range of vitamins and minerals that are at or above the RDA (recommended daily amount) or RNI (recommended nutrient intake
While reported energy intakes were somewhat low, 94% of the women exceeded 2/3 of the recommended nutrient intake
(RNI) for protein, and 80% exceeded 2/3 of the RNI for iron.
In the past, the recommended nutrient intakes
from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)--the RDAs in the United States and Recommended Nutrient Intakes
(RNIs) in Canada--focused primarily on preventing nutritional deficiencies.
Ruxton admits that vegetarian diets are perfectly healthy as long as a variety of foods are eaten, but warns it's harder to reach certain recommended nutrient intakes
, although this can sometimes be overcome by taking a supplement or consuming vitamin C-rich foods to boost iron absorption.