TABLE C-4 Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Intakes for Individuals, Macronutrients

Life Stage Group

Carbohydrate (g/d)

Total Fiber (g/d)

Fat (g/d)

Linoleic Acid (g/d)

α-Linolenic Acid (g/d)

Proteina (g/d)

Infants

 

0–6 mo

60*

ND

31*

4.4*

0.5*

9.1*

7–12 mo

95*

ND

30*

4.6*

0.5*

13.5

Children

 

1–3 y

130

19*

ND

7*

0.7*

13

4–8 y

130

25*

ND

10*

0.9*

19

Males

 

9–13 y

130

26*

ND

12*

1.2*

34

14–18 y

130

38*

ND

16*

1.6*

52

19–30 y

130

38*

ND

17*

1.6*

56

31–50 y

130

38*

ND

17*

1.6*

56

51–70 y

130

30*

ND

14*

1.6*

56

> 70 y

130

30*

ND

14*

1.6*

56

Females

 

9–13 y

130

31*

ND

10*

1.0*

34

14–18 y

130

26*

ND

11*

1.1*

46

19–30 y

130

25*

ND

12*

1.1*

46

31–50 y

130

25*

ND

12*

1.1*

46

51–70 y

130

21*

ND

11*

1.1*

46

> 70 y

130

21*

ND

11*

1.1*

46

Pregnancy

 

14–18 y

175

28*

ND

13*

1.4*

71

19–30 y

175

28*

ND

13*

1.4*

71

31–50 y

175

28*

ND

13*

1.4*

71

Lactation

 

14–18 y

210

29*

ND

13*

1.3*

71

19–30 y

210

29*

ND

13*

1.3*

71

31–50 y

210

29*

ND

13*

1.3*

71

NOTE: This table presents Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) in bold type and Adequate Intakes (AIs) in ordinary type followed by an asterisk (*). RDAs and AIs may both be used as goals for individual intake. RDAs are set to meet the needs of almost all (97 to 98 percent) individuals in a group. For healthy infants fed human milk, the AI is the mean intake. The AI for other life stage and gender groups is believed to cover needs of all individuals in the group, but lack of data or uncertainty in the data prevents being able to specify with confidence the percentage of individuals covered by this intake.

aBased on 0.8 g protein/kg body weight for reference body weight.

SOURCE: IOM (2002a).



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