Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI)

  • Assessment
  • Planning
  • Diet
  • Dietary Diversification
  • Fortification
  • Supplementation


The dietary intake level that meets the nutrient requirements of almost all apparently healthy individuals in an age- and sex-specific population group. It is set at the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) plus 2 standard deviations. This is the reference value to determine the adequacy of nutrients in the diet of individuals.


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