Adequate Intake (AI)

  • Assessment
  • Implementation
  • Planning
  • All micronutrient interventions
  • Diet


A recommended average daily nutrient intake level based on observed or experimentally determined approximations or estimates of nutrient intake by a group (or groups) of apparently healthy people that are assumed to be adequate; used when a recommended dietary allowance (RDA) cannot be determined.


Institute of Medicine (2000). Dietary Reference Intakes: Applications in Dietary Assessment, The National Academies Press.