TABLE 3-1 Military Recommended Intakes for Men in Garrison Feeding, Operational, and Restricted Rations Compared to Recommended Intakes for Men Ages 19–30 Years in the General Population

Nutrient or Energy

RDA, AI, or AMDR (per day)

Military Daily Recommended Intake

Tolerable Upper Level

Energy intake (kcal)

3,600

3,250

 

Protein (for an 80-kg male) (g) (% of kcal)

56 g (10–35%)

91 (10–15%)

 

Fat (% of kcal)

20–35%

≤35%

 

PUFA (% kcal)

 

 

 

n-3 as α-linolenic

0.6–1.2%

 

 

n-6 as linoleic acid

5–10%

 

 

Carbohydrate (g) (% of kcal)

130 (45–65%)

ND

 

Vitamin A (µg)

900 RAE

1,000 µg RE

3,000

Vitamin C (mg)

90

90

2,000

Vitamin D (µg)

5

5

50

Vitamin E (mg)

15

15

1,000

Vitamin K (µg)

120

80

ND

Thiamin (mg)

1.2

1.2

ND

Riboflavin (mg)

1.3

1.3

ND

Niacin (mg NE)

16

16

35

Vitamin B6 (mg)

1.3

1.3

100

Folate (µg DFE)

400

400

1,000

Vitamin B12 (µg)

2.4

2.4

ND

Biotin (µg)

30

ND

ND

Pantothenic acid (mg)

5

ND

ND

Calcium (mg)

1,000

1,000

2,500

Choline (mg)

550

ND

3,500

Chromium (µg)

35

ND

ND

Copper (µg)

900

ND

10,000

Fluoride (mg)

4

4

10

Iodine (µg)

150

150

1,100

Iron (mg)

8

15

45

Magnesium (mg)

400

420

350

Manganese (mg)

2.3

ND

11

Molybdenum (µg)

45

ND

2,000

Phosphorus (mg)

700

700

4,000

Potassium (mg)

4,700

3,200

ND

Selenium (µg)

55

55

400

Sodium (mg)

1,500 ≤ 2,300

5,000 (4,550–5,525)

2,300

Zinc (mg)

11

15

40

NOTE: AI = Adequate Intake; AMDR = Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges; DFE = Dietary Folate Equivalents; ND = Not Determined; NE = Niacin Equivalents; PUFA = Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids; RAE = Retinol Activity Equivalent; RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowance; RE = Retinol Equivalents.

SOURCES: IOM, 2004; U.S. Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, 2001.



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