Dietary Reference Intake (DRI)

  • Assessment
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Diet
  • Dietary Diversification
  • Fortification


A quantitative estimate of a nutrient intake that is used as a reference value for planning and assessing nutrient adequacy of diets for apparently healthy people. Examples include estimated average requirements (EARs), recommended daily allowances (RDAs), and upper limits (ULs).


USAID (2022). Large-Scale Food Fortification Programming Guide.