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Suggested Citation:"Appendixes." Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. 1992. Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1365.
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APPENDIX A
U.S. RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCES

The U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (U.S. RDAs) are a set of values developed by the Food and Drug Administration to be used as standards for the nutritional labeling of foods and dietary supplements.

Suggested Citation:"Appendixes." Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. 1992. Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1365.
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TABLE A.1 U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (U.S. RDAs)

 

Adults and Children Over 4 yrs.

Children Under 4 yrs.

Protein

65 ga

28 ga

Vitamins

 

 

Fat soluble

A

5,000 IU

2,500 IU

D

400 IU

400 IU

E

30 IU

10 IU

Water soluble

C

60 mg

40 mg

Thiamin

1.5 mg

0.7 mg

Riboflavin

1.7 mg

0.8 mg

Niacin

20 mg

9.0 mg

Vitamin B6

2.0 mg

0.7 mg

Vitamin B12

6 µg

3 µg

Folacin

0.4 mg

0.2 mg

Biotin

0.3 mg

0.15 mg

Pantothenic acid

10 mg

5 mg

Minerals

 

 

Calcium

1.0 g

0.8 g

Copper

2 mg

1 mg

Iodine

150 µg

70 µg

Iron

18 mg

10 mg

Magnesium

400 mg

200 mg

Phosphorus

1.0 g

0.8 g

Zinc

15 mg

8 mg

a If protein efficiency ratio of protein is equal to or better than that of casein, U.S. RDA is 45 g for adults and 20 g for children under 4 years of age.

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Suggested Citation:"Appendixes." Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. 1992. Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1365.
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APPENDIX B
RESOURCES

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are uniquely qualified to assess your nutritional status and provide counseling. Many RDs are listed in the telephone Yellow Pages, or they may be contacted through the nearest hospital or health department. A list of RDs who provide consultation services can be obtained by contacting

The National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics

The American Dietetic Association

216 West Jackson Boulevard

Suite 800

Chicago, IL 60606-6995

(312) 899-4853

(800) 366-1655

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's campaign, ''Eating Right … The Dietary Guidelines Way," provides a variety of educational materials that can be ordered at modest prices

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from the Consumer Information Center (Pueblo, CO 81009). The materials include

  • Preparing Foods and Planning Menus Using the Dietary Guidelines

  • Making Bag Lunches, Snacks, and Desserts Using the Dietary Guidelines

  • Shopping for Food and Making Meals in Minutes Using the Dietary Guidelines

  • Eating Better When Eating Out Using the Dietary Guidelines

One very useful cookbook is The American Heart Association Cookbook . It is available at most bookstores.

Information on the calorie, carbohydrate, protein, fat (including saturated and unsaturated fatty acids), sodium, vitamin, and mineral content of common foods can be found in Nutritive Value of Foods (Home and Garden Bulletin Number 72). This book, issued by the Department of Agriculture, can be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office (Washington, DC 20402).

Suggested Citation:"Appendixes." Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. 1992. Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1365.
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APPENDIX C
COMMITTEE ON DIET AND HEALTH

ARNO G. MOTULSKY (Chairman), Center for Inherited Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle

EDWIN L. BIERMAN (Vice Chairman), Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

DeWITT S. GOODMAN (Vice Chairman) (deceased), Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York

DONALD B. McCORMICK (Vice Chairman), Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

CLAUDE D. ARNAUD, JR., Program in Osteoporosis and Bone Biology, University of California, San Francisco

JOHN C. BAILAR III, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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HENRY BLACKBURN, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

GEORGE A. BRAY, Section of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

KENNETH K. CARROLL, Biochemistry Department, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

GEOFFREY R. HOWE, National Cancer Institute of Canada Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LUCILLE S. HURLEY (deceased), Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis

LAURENCE N. NOLONEL, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

HENRY C. McGILL, JR., Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

ANTHONY B. MILLER, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LOT B. PAGE, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland

RICHARD M. SCHIEKEN, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Virginia East Hospital, Richmond

RICHARD B. SHEKELLE, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

LOUIS TOBIAN, JR., Hypertension Section, University of Minnesota Hospital School of Medicine, Minneapolis

ELEANOR R. WILLIAMS, Department of Human Nutrition and Food Systems, University of Maryland, College Park

Adviser

PAUL D. STOLLEY, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Suggested Citation:"Appendixes." Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. 1992. Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1365.
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Food and Nutrition Board Liaison

WILLIAM E. CONNOR, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

M.R.C. GREENWOOD, Department of Biology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

Food and Nutrition Board Staff

SUSHMA PALMER, Director

FRANCES M. PETER, Deputy Director and Editor

CHRISTOPHER P. HOWSON, Project Director

FARID E. AHMED, Project Coordinator

SUSAN E. BERKOW, Program Officer

ALDON GRIFFIS, Research Assistant

MARIAN F. MILLSTONE, Research Assistant

AVIS I. HARRIS, Senior Secretary

DOROTHY MAJEWSKI, Senior Secretary (until October 1988)

MICHELLE E. SMITH, Senior Secretary (from November 1988)

ELSIE C. STURGIS, Senior Secretary

FOOD AND NUTRITION BOARD

M.R.C. GREENWOOD (Chair), University of California, Davis

DONALD B. McCORMICK (Vice Chairman), Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

DeWITT S. GOODMAN (Vice Chairman) (deceased), Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York

EDWIN L. BIERMAN, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

EDWARD J. CALABRESE, Environmental Health Program, Division of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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JOHANNA T. DWYER, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Boston, Massachusetts

JOHN W. ERDMAN, JR., Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana

CUTBERTO GARZA, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

RICHARD J. HAVEL, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco

JANET C. KING, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

JOHN E. KINSELLA, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis

LAURENCE N. KOLONEL, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

WALTER MERTZ, Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland

MALDEN C. NESHEIM, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

ARNO G. MOTULSKY (Ex Officio), University of Washington, Seattle

ROY M. PITKIN (Ex Officio), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

STEVE L. TAYLOR (Ex Officio), Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Executive Office Staff

CATHERINE E. WOTEKI, Director

MARCIA LEWIS, Administrative Assistant

Suggested Citation:"Appendixes." Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. 1992. Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1365.
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