Dietary Reference Intakes: EAR, RDA, AI & UL


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Choose the statement that is NOT true about DRIs.

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1. Which of the following values is defined as the intake levels for nutrients estimated to meet the needs of half of the healthy individuals in a particular group?

2. Which of the following values are used by institutions such as schools and hospitals to create nutritious meals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are four types of Dietary Reference Intakes that are used to help determine dietary needs of a population. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of each set of recommendations, including when each should be used and which factors are taken into consideration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will check your knowledge of the following:

  • Intake values that meet average needs of a population
  • Values used by institutions
  • Guideline used when actual values are unknown
  • Avoiding toxicity

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Dietary Reference Intake lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Dietary Reference Intake
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different Dietary Reference Intakes, such as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about DRI values and estimations

Additional Learning

This quiz and worksheet support the lesson Dietary Reference Intakes: EAR, RDA, AI & UL. The lesson, along with these important learning tools, contains the following objectives:

  • Explain how Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are used by schools and hospitals
  • Identify which DRIs are used to help assess a population's food supply
  • Understand ways in which DRIs are used to avoid toxicity and estimate unknown dietary needs