Average intake (AI)/ Mean intake

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


Average intake of a particular nutrient or food for a group or population of individuals. Also defined as the average intake of a nutrient or food over two or more days for an individual.


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