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Establishing adequate and safe intake levels of nutrients and essential food substances is critical for a variety of food and nutrition applications, including policy, research, education, food service management, and clinical practice. Setting such intake levels—termed Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)—has historically been the purview of the National Academies. Prior nutrient reviews have not included DRIs for chronic disease. This session presents the findings of a 2017 National Academies report about ways that nutrients can impact risk of chronic disease and how consideration of chronic disease endpoints can be incorporated into the DRI process. The session will detail the report's guidance on how future DRIs can be responsive to the challenge of chronic disease risk using nutrient intake assessment and judgment about causal relationships between nutrients and chronic disease.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4030, 8015, 4070
- Describe the general process used to develop Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs).
- Explain why DRIs that focus specifically on chronic diseases are needed in addition to traditional DRIs.
- Identify at least two challenges to consider in the implementation that of DRIs that focus on chronic diseases committees will face in the development of DRIs for chronic diseases.
- Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
- Marian Neuhouser, PhD, Rd
- Ann L. Yaktine, PhD, MS, RD