Estimated Average Requirement (EAR)

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


The average daily nutrient intake level estimated to meet the requirement of half the healthy individuals in a particular life stage and gender group.


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